Protective effects of bilberry and lingonberry extracts against blue light-emitting diode light-induced retinal photoreceptor cell damage in vitro

@inproceedings{Ogawa2014ProtectiveEO,
  title={Protective effects of bilberry and lingonberry extracts against blue light-emitting diode light-induced retinal photoreceptor cell damage in vitro},
  author={Kenjirou Ogawa and Yoshiki Kuse and Kazuhiro Tsuruma and Saori Kobayashi and Masamitsu Shimazawa and Hideaki Hara},
  booktitle={BMC complementary and alternative medicine},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Blue light is a high-energy or short-wavelength visible light, which induces retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus L.) and lingonberry (Vaccinium vitis-idaea) contain high amounts of polyphenols (anthocyanins, resveratrol, and proanthocyanidins) and thus confer health benefits. This study aimed to determine the protective effects and mechanism of action of bilberry extract (B-ext) and lingonberry extract (L… CONTINUE READING