Photobiomodulation protects the retina from light-induced photoreceptor degeneration.

@article{Albarracin2011PhotobiomodulationPT,
  title={Photobiomodulation protects the retina from light-induced photoreceptor degeneration.},
  author={Rizalyn S Albarracin and Janis Eells and Krisztina Valter},
  journal={Investigative ophthalmology & visual science},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={3582-92}
}
PURPOSE In this study, the hypothesis that near-infrared (NIR) light treatment (photobiomodulation) attenuates bright-light damage in the albino rat retina was tested. METHODS Young adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) albino rats were raised in dim (5 lux), cyclic light and then exposed to bright (1000 lux), continuous light for 24 hours. The animals were treated with 670-nm light (9 J/cm(2)) in an LED array before, during, or after exposure to light. The retinas were examined for function, structural… CONTINUE READING
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