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Welcome to the Blue Waves Forum
The intention of this forum is to be a focal point for the international community of eye specialists, low vision practitioners, ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians, lighting specialists and university academics who are concerned about how certain types of white light, specifically daylight which is a bluish white light with colour temperatures ≥ 5000˚K, from artificial lighting (e.g. LED lighting) and electrical devices (e.g. computer screens, mobiles), affect eye health or general health over time. Artificial light sources have various degrees of blue light contribution depending on the colour temperature of the white light and technology used.
The human retina responds to visible light approximately in the wavelength range 400nm to 700nm. The shorter-wavelengths with corresponding higher-frequencies of visible light pose the greatest hazard to human eye health because they contain greater energy per photon. In particular, blue band of visible light, ranging in wavelengths from approximately 400nm to 500nm, has been shown to be the portion of the visible spectrum that produces the most photochemical damage in retinal cells.
In ophthalmology, this high-frequency and high-energy blue light is called High-Energy Visible (HEV) light. Recent research also supports the premise that HEV light may contribute to age related macular degeneration (AMD). Cataracts and macular degeneration have been associated with photochemical damage to the intraocular lens and retina respectively, resulting from blue light exposure. Blue light exposure has also been shown to accelerate proliferation of uveal melanoma cells.
Blue Waves Forum hosts blogs, discussions and articles from various sources around the world. The objective is to educate, share knowledge or research findings to facilitate specialist cohesion/agreement and public awareness for eye health or general health.
We appreciate your participation in our three discussion groups; blue light and eye health, circadian biological clock and low vision. Address your opinion, questions or research findings in the three discussion groups.
We publish interesting blogs on blue light and eye health, circadian biological clock and low vision.
We have articles from various international sources in three categories.