As complex as they are beautiful, our eyes are fascinating organs. Their ability to refract light and allow us to see is not to be taken lightly, or for granted.
Yet every day, we expose our eyes to air pollution, radiation, cigarette smoke, and vapors or gases from household cleaning products without a second thought. Researchers from the Laboratory of Eye Histochemistry and Pharmacology discuss how damaging these environmental toxins can be and the role oxidative stress has in the development of corneal inflammation and aging, and several eye diseases including dry eye and keratoconus.
Another factor to consider is Opticians say people are so addicted to smartphones they may be increasing their risk of eye damage. They are warning overuse from phones and other devices like computers, tablets, and flat screen TVs can lead to long-term damage. this information comes as a survey of 2,000 people in the UK and suggests that under 25s check their phones twenty to thirty times a day.
Ongoing research is currently focusing on the role topical antioxidants play in corneal healing and renewal with exciting results. Could daily use of these treatments be the key to improved eye health and longer-lasting vision?
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