What Is New in Ophthalmology in May, 2019
LED Light Can Damage Eyes
The “blue light” in LED lighting can harm the eye’s retina and disrupt natural sleep rhythms, France’s government-run health guard dog said this week.
Lasting, energy effective and inexpensive, light-emitting diode (LED) innovation has actually gobbled up half of the basic lighting market in a decade, and will top 60 percent by the end of next year, according to market forecasts.
Read more: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-05-eyes-health-authority.html
Eyeball Tattoos – One of the Bad Ideas Ever
Dangers of eyeball tattoos include:
- Decreased vision or total loss of sight
- Retinal detachment
- Infection from the injection or ink
- Continuous inflammation of the eye
- Level of sensitivity to light
- Feeling like something remains in your eye, all the time
- Loss of the entire eye
Even if it’s done without damaging the eye, scleral tattooing likewise makes it harder for your medical professional to take a look at the health of your eye in the future.
Read more: https://www.aao.org/eye-health/news/eyeball-tattoos-are-even-worse-than-they-sound
Opinion: LASIK Eye Surgery Should Have Never Been Approved
Dr. Waxler was on the FDA team that approved Lasik in 1999. Now he says: ‘I am disgusted that I was part of the approval process’.
Read more: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/05/22/former-fda-advisor-lasik-eye-surgery/
Last updated on October 9th, 2019