Blue light from devices such as smartphones and computers can cause irreversible damage to the eyes, a study in the United States has found. The study, which was published in July by researchers from the University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio, found that blue light from digital devices could cause diseases such as loss of central vision and night blindness. One of the researchers of the project, Dr Ajith Karunarathne, told the UT website that humans are continuously exposed to blue light because the eye's cornea and lens cannot block or reflect it. "It's no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye's retina," she said. "Our experiments explain how this happens, and we hope this leads to therapies that slow macular degeneration, such as a new kind of eye drop." The study was published in Scientific Reports, a free online journal from the publishers of Nature. Nature is a science journal that was first published in 1869. Blue light has a very short wavelength relative to … [Read more...] about Blue light from mobile phones and computers can cause irreversible damage to eyes: Scientific Reports study
Protecting eyes from blue light
source Shutterstock/Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley A new study has shown how blue light can cause macular degeneration – one of the leading causes of blindness. Blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye’s retina. The study found blue light turns a molecule in the eye into a cell-killing poison. It kills photoreceptor cells, which do not regenerate. Special sunglasses that filter blue light might hep, but specialists are undecided about how much good they actually do. Staring at screens all day isn’t good for us – we know this. It can cause eye strain, sometimes called computer vision syndrome, and the light is so bright it can mimic sunlight, mess with our hormones, and prevent us from feeling sleepy. The blue light tablets, smartphones, and laptops emit is so bright we can see our screens on a sunny day. It’s not natural to be looking at such intense light all day long, so it’s no wonder research is starting to find … [Read more...] about Blue light emitted from smartphones and laptops accelerates blindness by making a molecule in our eyes toxic, according to a new study
By Norma Meyer The San Diego Union-Tribune Thu., May 24, 2018 Let’s hope the “mummy’s curse” isn’t real. Because I’m sweatily crouching through a claustrophobic 125-foot-long tunnel inside Egypt’s iconic Great Pyramid on my climb to its 4,500-year-old royal burial chamber. Dangling from my necklace is an amulet charm — the protective Eye of Horus — because you can’t be too sure in this myth-mesmerizing land of powerhouse pharaohs and ominous gods. “People feel strong energy inside the pyramid,” forewarns Mohammed Bayoumy, an Egyptologist who is my G Adventures guide. “It is the last standing monument of the seven wonders of the ancient world.” He notes that within the conical confines, scientists have discovered a magnetic field that can supposedly cure diseases, sharpen a dull razor in a week and preserve an apple for two weeks unchanged. (Stay tuned.) For 12 days, it seems like … [Read more...] about Take a closer look into Egypt’s grand and cryptic history
Jins — Japan's number one eyewear — is now in the Philippines. When Jins — Japan’s number-one eyewear — opened its first Philippine store at SM Aura this week, it created quite a stir. What? No more waiting for hours and days to have your prescription glasses made! Only 30 minutes and it’s done. No more overpriced eyeglasses that pass through middlemen. No more overly heavy frames. From left: Ara Arida, Miss Philippines Universe 2013, Rocco Nacino, actor, Joyce Pring, radio-TV host, Bryan Lim, Suyen VP- business development, Atsushi Nagakura, Jins Philippines business lead No extra fees for stronger prescriptions. No more worrying about the effects of spending many hours in front of the computer. No more enduring the pollen in the air that reaches your eyes. No more worrying about ultraviolet and blue light that is harmful to the eyes. The founder of Jins, its president and CEO Hitoshi Tanaka, is a man with a vision. “Our vision at … [Read more...] about Eyes, eyes, baby!
Welcome to The Myanmar Times ongoing analysis of Myanmar's highly-anticipated election. We've set up an Election Parties page – a handy "cheat-sheet" of sorts – to help you keep track of major parties, as well as an Election Voices page, where you can find conversations with candidates and electoral experts, and comments from you, our readers. We've also been covering the results as they develop live over on our Election Live Blog – check it out! To get involved in the conversation, send us a message at Facebook.com/TheMyanmarTimes, Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes using the hashtag #MyanmarElection or send us an email at [email protected], Subject: "People's Pundit" and have your voice heard! Final Pyithu and Amyotha Hlttaw results, as of the final UEC results announcement November 22 For more information, including full party tallies, check out our election live blog, and to see results for the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws … [Read more...] about Election 2015