Aging & Longevity

Blue light may accelerate aging effects and affect longevity. The following studies investigate these possibilities.

2019


Daily blue-light exposure shortens lifespan and causes brain neurodegeneration in Drosophila.

T.R. Nash, E.S. Chow, A.D. Law, S.D. Fu, et al., npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, 2019. 5(1): p. 8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41514-019-0038-6

 


 

 

2018


Blue light exposure decreases systolic blood pressure, arterial stiffness, and improves endothelial function in humans.

M. Stern, M. Broja, R. Sansone, M. Gröne, et al., European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2018. 25(17): p. 1875-1883. https://doi.org/10.1177/2047487318800072

 


 

 

2017


New Perspectives on Dry Eye Definition and Diagnosis: A Consensus Report by the Asia Dry Eye Society.

K. Tsubota, N. Yokoi, J. Shimazaki, H. Watanabe, et al., The Ocular Surface, 2017. 15(1): p. 65-76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtos.2016.09.003

 


Exposure to Visible Light Emitted from Smartphones and Tablets Increases the Proliferation of Staphylococcus aureus: Can this be Linked to Acne?

M. Taheri, M. Darabyan, E. Izadbakhsh, F. Nouri, et al., J Biomed Phys Eng, 2017. 7(2): p. 163-168. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5447253/

 


 

 

2016


Light damage to the retina: an historical approach.

D. van Norren and J.J. Vos, Eye (London, England), 2016. 30(2): p. 169-172. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2015.218

 


Disruption of adolescents’ circadian clock: The vicious circle of media use, exposure to light at night, sleep loss and risk behaviors.

Y. Touitou, D. Touitou and A. Reinberg, Journal of Physiology-Paris, 2016. 110(4, Part B): p. 467-479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphysparis.2017.05.001

 


Relationship between Oxidative Stress, Circadian Rhythms, and AMD.

M.L. Fanjul-Moles and G.O. Lopez-Riquelme, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2016. 2016: p. 18. https://doi.org/10.1155/2016/7420637

 


Light pollution: the possible consequences of excessive illumination on retina.

M.A. Contin, M.M. Benedetto, M.L. Quinteros-Quintana and M.E. Guido, Eye (Lond). , 2016. 30(2): p. 255–263. https://doi.org/10.1038/eye.2015.221

 


 

 

2015


Evidence for the Role of Blue Light in the Development of Uveal Melanoma.

P. Logan, M. Bernabeu, A. Ferreira et al., Journal of ophthalmology, 2015. 2015: p. 386986-386986. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/386986

 


 

 

2013


Phototoxic Action Spectrum on a Retinal Pigment Epithelium Model of Age-Related Macular Degeneration Exposed to Sunlight Normalized Conditions.

E. Arnault, C. Barrau, C. Nanteau, P. Gondouin, et al., PLOS ONE, 2013. 8(8): p. e71398. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071398

 


 

 

2011


Light-emitting diodes (LED) for domestic lighting: Any risks for the eye?

F. Behar-Cohen, C. Martinsons, F. Viénot, G. Zissis, et al., Progress in Retinal and Eye Research, 2011. 30(4): p. 239-257. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.preteyeres.2011.04.002

 


 

 

2006


Photochemical Damage of the Retina.

J. Wu, S. Seregard and P.V. Algvere, Survey of Ophthalmology, 2006. 51(5): p. 461-481. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.survophthal.2006.06.009

 


 

 

2005


Blue Light Induces Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Free Radical Production in Epithelial Cells.

B.F. Godley, F.A. Shamsi, F.-Q. Liang, S.G. Jarrett, et al., 2005. 280(22): p. 21061-21066. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M502194200

 


 

 

1979


Sensitivity of the retina to radiation damage as a function of wavelength.

W.T. Ham, H.A. Mueller, J.J. Ruffolo and A.M. Clarke, Photochemistry and Photobiology, 1979. 29: p. 735-743. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1751-1097.1979.tb07759.x