Could blue light-blocking lenses decrease the risk of age-related macular degeneration?

Retina. 2006 Jan;26(1):1-4. doi: 10.1097/00006982-200601000-00001.


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.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Disease Progression
  • Eyeglasses*
  • Humans
  • Light
  • Macular Degeneration / physiopathology
  • Macular Degeneration / prevention & control*
  • Risk Factors