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Reticare Scientific background

Health risks associated with Light emitted by screens:

1.- Retina Phototoxicity as a result of overexposure to high energy light can damage the retina cells and lead to early macular degeneration or irreversible central blindness

2.- The overexposure to high energy light can accelerate the photooxidation of the crystalline lens and lead to early cataracts

3.-Children receive more light than adults and have much less natural protection from high energy light

4.- Blue light influence in the circadian circle affecting the sleep quality in night exposure (melatonin issue or “sleep disorder”)

5.- Exposure to Smartphones at night is now related with Transient “Smartphone” Blindness, a temporal monocular blindness (5-20 minutes exposure in women, between 22-40 years old, has already been reported)

Summary of Symptoms and consequences for the eye: Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Dry eye, Photofobia, Headaches, Eye fatigue…

Risk groups:

Based on the actual data, it is evident that every single screen user should be protected with Reticare intensive ocular protector. The risks and the amount of possible consequences of light exposure from screens are too varied to predict because the effects are dependent on user habits (how long or how much exposure). Therefore, some may experience bigger complications and/or faster effects than others:

Very high risk groups (Highly Recommended: Use Reticare intensive on all screens and use glasses for TVs):
  • Patients with Macular Degeneration or those with any other existing retina damage
  • Glaucoma patients
  • Diabetes patients
  • Heavy screen users, more than 8 hours per day (combined hours from all devices like Smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs)
  • Kids and young adults who look at screens every day
  • Professional video gamers and YouTubers
  • Virtual reality professionals or heavy users (1 hour per day)
High risk groups (Highly Recommended: use Reticare intensive all the screens):

 

  • Users who look at screens more than 5 hours per day (combined hours from all devices like Smartphones, tablets, computers and TVs)
  • Users who use screens every day and are older than 50 years old
  • Video gamers and occasional Virtual reality users

Reticare Scientific background

Reticare is the result of 15 years of studies regarding the risks of light on eye health. During these years, more than 100 international researchers and 1500 people were involved in the studies. This is why Reticare is the world leader in regards to the protection from high energy light or “blue light.”
The most relevant studies that are behind Reticare products:

1 – Lab Rat Experiments 2002 – 2003

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

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 with an IOL in one eye and the contra lateral eye was left without a filter.
Conclusions: Pro-apoptotic gene activation in the unprotected retinas and activation of anti-apoptotic genes in the photo-protected retinas were observed.

3 – Human Clinical Trial 2006 – 2015

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 – LED Retinal damage In-Vitro Experiments

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

5 – Tablet Retinal damage In-Vivo Experiments 2015-2016

 

The latest study, presented in January 2017, changes everything: the effects of standard tablets on animals without and with Reticare Intensive Ocular Protector. Extraordinary results on the effects on rats’ retina: tablet exposure, animals – over 3 Months (16 hours/day) Group of rats exposed without Reticare filter the Cell death (irreversible) in Retina 23% and the group of rats exposed with Reticare the cell death (irreversible) in Retina 0%.

Excerpts of documents: Scientific evidence of Reticare