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    Red Light Optically Improves Mitochondrial Function in Aging Eyes

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    Declining eyesight in humans was shown to improve when subjects looked at a deep red 670-nm light beam for three minutes a day for two weeks, according to a study led by researchers at University College London. The approach, which improves mitochondrial function in the retina, could lead to affordable home-based eye therapies, helping the millions of people globally with naturally declining vision.

    Twenty-four women and men ages 28 to 72, who had no ocular disease, were tested for the sensitivity of their eyes’ rods and cones at the start of the study. All participants were then given a small LED torch to take home and were asked to look into its deep red light for three minutes a day for two weeks. They were then retested for…

    Jul, 08 2020 |

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