Posted: Sep 12, 2012 6:49 pm
by DavidMcC
On the subject of blue blocking, I was surprised to read in Nature Eye, that it is "controversial" that artificial lenses for cataract surgery should be blue-blocking, just like the real thing!
Eye , (7 September 2012) | doi:10.1038/eye.2012.178

Blue-blocking intraocular implants should be used routinely during phacoemulsification surgery – Yes

I no longer have access to "Eye" to see the arguments put forward by the "No" people but, to me, it's a no-brainer - you could say I'm a "yes" man on that! OK, most of the people who receive artificial lenses aren't going to be young, and the damage done to the retina by blue and UV light takes years to accumulate, but some recipients will have many years ahead of them, and they don't want extra AMD just because someone thinks they should have extra blue on their retinae!