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Loss of sight could be improved by observing a red light

A recent study conducted by scientists from University College London (UCL) has discovered that staring for three minutes a day a red light deep can significantly improve the decrease of the view.

As reported by Eurekalert, the experts believe that the discovery could mark the beginning of new therapies eye affordable for all people.

The idea of the experts is that an individual who has vision problems may want to practice this movement for three minutes a day, and you might notice changes in few weeks.

According to words of the main author of the research, Glen Jeffery “as we age, the visual system begins to decrease significantly, especially when a person has passed the 40 years.”

“The sensitivity of the retina and the perception of color will begin to weaken gradually, and as the population continues to age, it is a theme that begins to be annoying to many,” he added.

Following this, the experts argue that the red light of long wavelength could stop or reverse this progress as it would help to restart the aged cells to the inside of the eye.

With the passage of years, most people begin to lose the vision, caused primarily by the mitochondria of the cell to the inside of the eye, whose role is to produce cellular energy (ATP) and with this increase the function of the view.

Pérdida de vista podría mejorar al observar una luz rojaCambridge University Hospitals NHS FT/ Wellcome Images

This activity reduces so abundant when the person begins to age and the mitochondrial density begins to demand greater amounts of energy to the interior of the retina, so that this ages faster.

However, thanks to the experiment developed by experts in mice, bumblebees and flies exposed to a red light deep high density (670 nanometers), we were able to obtain significant improvements to this process.

In the words of the scientists, “all of the mitochondria have specific characteristics of absorbance of the light, which directly influences their performance. When these absorb long wavelengths between 650 and 1000 nanometers, improves substantially the performance of them in the interior.

Following this prior research, the experts cited a total of 24 people, among which there were 12 men and 12 women between the ages of 28 and 72 years.

The study analyzed the quality of your vision and also analyzed the behavior at the time of analysis of various light signals, in addition to that they can detect colors.

Pérdida de vista podría mejorar al observar una luz roja

Afterwards, we gave all participants a small light of LED of red color to look at during three minutes a day for only two weeks, and then analyze the results.

After completing the process, the experts reported that the young people (28 to 40), did not show a significant improvement of his condition, but the older ones if they noticed a change in vision, which participants described as a “improve amazing”.

Given this, the experts emphasized that “our studied showed that it is possible to improve vision that has been decreased in individuals of age, by the brief exposure to the wavelength of light”.

“The technology is simple and secure and only need a lower-cost device on the market, making it accessible to all kinds of people,” said the computer.

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