London, May 15:
The so-called eco-friendly LED lights may cause permanent damage to your eyes, a new research has claimed.
The study found that exposure to light-emitting diode lights can cause irreparable harm to the retina of the human eye.
Once the retina cells are destroyed by prolonged and continuous exposure to LED rays, they cannot be replaced and will not regrow, ThinkSpain.com reported.
Researchers said this is caused by the high levels of radiation in the ‘blue band’, and is likely to become a global epidemic in the medium term given that computer, mobiles and TV screens, and even traffic and street lights, have been gradually replaced with LED.
Experts are calling for the lights to have built-in filters to cut out the blue glare. Dr Celia Sanchez Ramos, investigator at Madrid’s Complutense University, said the retina, a highly-sensitive tissue covering the eye, never regenerates itself once it has become damaged.