The science

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According to the studies Led by Dr. Celia Sanchez-Ramos from the Complutense University of Madrid, high emission of short wavelength by new device screens increases the risks associated with macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world.

It concluded when the Reticare ocular protective filter is placed over electronic devices the survival rate of retina cells increase up to 83%

  • 14 years of research
  • 140 international researchers
  • 1,500 people involved in studies
  • 25 institutions
  • 120 scientific documents
  • In-Vitro, Animal and Human studies

UCM investigation

1 - Lab Rat Experiments 2002 - 2003

1 Year trial High exposure to blue light without filter.
Conclusion: The test results indicate when the retina is exposed to short wavelength light and photo-proteccion at a radiation of 450 there was retinal damage found

2 - Lab Rabbit Experiments 2003 - 2005

2 Year experiment consisting of longitudinal and transverse studies Experiment consisted of chronic exposure to short wavelength light in cycles of light/dark (12/12). Rabbits were implanted IOL in one eye and the contra lateral eye was left without filter.
Conclusions: We observed pro-apoptotic gene activation in the unprotected retinas and activation of anti-apoptotic genes in the photo-protected retinas.

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3 - Human Clinical Trail 2006

7 Years (longitudinal and transverse) Longitudinal study (conducted over a period of time) and cross-sectional study (comparing two eyes) operated from cataract; an intraocular lens was implanted in one eye with filter and contra lateral eye was left without filter. Average age 77 years.

Conclusions: A decrease in macular thickness was observed in eyes without protective filter, as well as a diminution of thickness caused by age. The study also indicates the eyes without photo-protection have higher prevalence to eye diseases. The macular eye thickness with the protective filter remains without change (it does not age).

4 - In Vitro Experiments 2013

Cells of the human retinal pigment epithelium exposed to light LED (monochrome white 5400ºK and 468 nm, 525 nm, 618 nm) to 7cm 36h apart on circadian cycle (12 light / 12 darkness), with and without protection.

Conclusions: No photo-protection cell death is observed in more than 90%. With photo-protection survival rate is approximately 83%.


Among the prestigious entities internationally recognized that warn of the risks of potential damage to the retina caused by overexposure from short wavelength light are:

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2009 - The American Academy of Ophthalmology states in addition to ultraviolet light, visible light with high energy can cause photochemical damage to the retina.

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2011 - White LED light derived from LED blue light, emits high levels of visible light with high energy. Hence, the reason, the French agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) in France warns of the potential retina damage that can occur especially in children derived from a chronic exposure to short wavelength light.

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2015 - The Government of Taiwan, one of the leading manufacturers of technology in the world, prohibits children under the age of 2 to use electronic devices such as tablets and smartphones, and limits their use in adolescents, with fines of up to $ 1,600.