New Technology Comes with New Risks

During my clinical rotation, I had the privilege of working with Dr G. Fishman at the Pangere Center for Hereditary Retinal Diseases. He was warning patients against the harmful effects of high energy visible light (HEV or blue light), even before the research started emerging. The research is so convincing that both Samsung and Apple have invested in technology to reduce the amount of blue light emitted from their electronic devices. The biggest source of blue light is still the sun; however, computer monitors, laptops, tablets, smart phones, LED lights, TVs, and even CFL bulbs emit blue light. Our brain uses light to set the circadian rhythm with blue light having the greatest effect. In a

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