Depending on the color of the skin, the risks for central blindness can be THREE times higher

Depending on the color of the skin, the risks for central blindness can be THREE times higher

Studies show that the color of the skin is also determinant for the risk of central blindness. Statistical data from the US Health Institute indicate that the race who suffers the highest risk of macular degeneration is white, multiplying almost three times over all other races.

The data also indicates that this distinction increases with age, that is, while at early ages the difference between the races are much smaller, as the age increases it surges up to 6 times higher in the case of the white race.

Although this data does not include the effects of the light emitted from device screens as it corresponds to the period before 2010, it clearly shows how important it is to protect the eye by preventing risks that will ensure good eye health for the future.

This interesting data indicates that certain factors such as skin color can contribute to a greater risk. If we take into account the intensity of device screens which have multiplied by five times within the last 10 years and the light composition is up to five times higher, we must contemplate that the risks for the retina have become much higher also. Plus, when we consider that the majority of people today who use electronic devices are spending twice as long time in front of the screens and look at screens at very close proximity, the combination of all these risk factors have become an “explosive cocktail” for our eyes.

Remember that the damage is cumulative and the loss of retinal cells that we have had throughout our lives cannot be recovered. Central blindness and macular damage is a treacherous disease and, as the retina cells die, they don’t cause any pain. However, the incredible amount of exposure to which we are putting our eyes in front of is warning us that something is happening. Headaches, itching of the eyes, difficulty in focusing, discomfort when looking at the light etc., are all warning signs, like a ticking alarm that can lead to devastating occurrences, which we should take very seriously and act as soon as possible. Reticare is the only existing solution that has tested its effects both in-vitro and in lab animals, demonstrating that it reduces symptoms such as headaches, itchy eyes, difficulty in focusing, discomfort from light, dry eye and, most importantly, it reduces risk of retinal damage.

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