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Could Blue Light–Blocking Lenses Decrease the Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Glazer-Hockstein, Carolyn MD; Dunaief, Joshua L. MD, PhD


Epidemiologic and experimental evidence suggests that blue light–blocking lenses could theoretically benefit patients with age-related macular degeneration. Clinical trials are needed to determine the effect of yellow lenses in preventing the progression of age-related macular degeneration.

F. M. Kirby Center for Molecular Ophthalmology, Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The authors have no conflict of interest or financial interest in any product mentioned in this article.

Reprints requests: Joshua L. Dunaief, 305 Stellar-Chance Labs, 422 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104; e-mail:

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