Light-induced retinal damage using different light sources, protocols and rat strains reveals LED phototoxicity

  title={Light-induced retinal damage using different light sources, protocols and rat strains reveals LED phototoxicity},
  author={A. Krigel and M. Berdugo and E. Picard and R. Levy‐Boukris and F. B{\'e}har-Cohen},
  • A. Krigel, M. Berdugo, +2 authors F. Béhar-Cohen
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • To save energy, the European directives from the Eco-design of Energy Using Products (2005/32/CE) have recommended the replacement of incandescent lamps by more economic devices such as Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). However, the emission spectrum of these devices is enriched in blue radiations, known to be potentially dangerous to the retina. Recent studies showed that light exposure contributes to the onset of early stages of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Here, we investigate, in… CONTINUE READING
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