Nanoparticles Allow Russian Scientists to Stop Retinal Detachment

Total computerization and, as a consequence, the computer addiction of millions of Internet users is the cause of many physical disorders. But, perhaps, the main "blow" was taken by our eyes. Ophthalmologists all over the world note a real epidemic of retinal stratification among computer scientists, affecting about 0.3% of the world's inhabitants.

As shown by the results of studies by Russian biophysicists, a possible cause of severe eye damage was the blue glow of computer and other monitors. According to one of the participants in the research, Lilia Fakhranurova, in comparison with ultraviolet radiation, blue light freely penetrates deep into the eye.

Then, the interaction of the harmful glow with the retinal neurons occurs, as a result of which aggressive molecules that destroy photoreceptors are formed.

In the course of experiments on rabbits, biophysicists found that the negative process can be stopped using a special mixture introduced between the lens and the cornea. The mixture contains quantum nanoparticles that convert harmful UV and blue light into harmless orange and yellow light.

According to scientists, in the future, nanoparticles can be implanted into the eyes, as well as applied to glasses and the surface of monitors.