Friday, July 19, 2019

Retina and its Macula

Perhaps the subtlest, but most serious risk of blue light is long-term damage to your macula. The macula is the central area of the retina and is of particular interest to retina specialists. The macula is an oval-shaped pigmented area near the center of the retina. Remember, that the retina is the light sensitive tissue which lines the inside of the eye. The macula is the functional center of the retina. Over time, exposure to the sun’s blue light can lead to thinning of your macula, which can accelerate your eyes’ aging process, leading to age-related macular degeneration. This disease often appears as blurred spots in your vision and, in some people, can advance to loss of vision. Here’s the main problem: not all blue light waves are created equal.

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