In-vitro experiments with human retinal cells and animal experiments in different parts of the world indicate that light from screens, even with short exposure time, kills the cells of the retina.
Due to the massive use of screens and the fact that macular degeneration or central blindness is seriously disabling and incurable, it poses this problem as one of the most important for society as a whole.
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Children and teenager
Patients with eye problems, especially retina