The innovative device treats retinal
problems for people over forty
British Professor Glenn Jeffrey, from the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, created a device that can improve eye health in just 3 minutes.
“The innovative device treats retinal problems for people over forty, as it restarts the elderly retina using short bursts of long-wave red light,” British newspaper “Mirror” quoted Jeffrey as saying.
“Our study shows that it is possible to significantly improve vision in the elderly, by using simple, brief exposures to wavelengths of light that recharge the energy system, which was reduced in the retinal cells. This technology is simple and safe,” he added.
The British scientist pointed out that “looking at the long-wave red light, for 3 minutes a day, can renew the retina and improve eyesight very quickly, combating vision deterioration.”
He continued: “The sensitivity of the retina and color vision diminishes gradually, as the person reaches the stage of old age.”
Previously, researchers found that red light improves vision in mice, bees, and flies, as the photoreceptors in the eye’s retina come in, which give vision in dim light.