Do blue light filters confer protection against age-related macular degeneration?

  title={Do blue light filters confer protection against age-related macular degeneration?},
  author={T. Margrain and M. Boulton and J. Marshall and D. Sliney},
  journal={Progress in Retinal and Eye Research},
  • T. Margrain, M. Boulton, +1 author D. Sliney
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major health problem in the developed world accounting for approximately half of all blind registrations. Current treatment options are unsuitable for the majority of patients and therefore the identification of modifiable risk factors that may inform disease prevention programmes is a priority. This review evaluates the long-held belief that blue light exposure has a role in the pathogenesis of AMD. Laboratory evidence has demonstrated that… CONTINUE READING
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