Blue Light Hazard: New Knowledge, New Approaches to Maintaining Ocular Health
Short wavelength visible light, the spectrum from 380 to 500 nm that includes violet, indigo, blue, and some blue-green light, plays a paradoxical role in health and vision.
E Y E C O M P L I C A T I O N S O F E X P O S U R E T O U LT R A V I O L E T A N D B L U E – V I O L E T L I G H T
Harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) and blue-violet light manifest differently in the human eye. Cumulative exposure to blue-violet light has been linked with the development of agerelated macular degeneration (AMD). This article highlights the potential hazards of exposure to UV and blue-violet light, and summarizes some of the commonly prescribed protective/preventative measures.