Weeklong improved colour contrasts sensitivity after single 670 nm exposures associated with enhanced mitochondrial function

Mitochondrial decline in ageing robs cells of ATP. However, animal studies show that long wavelength exposure (650–900 nm) over weeks partially restores ATP and improves function. The likely mechanism is via long wavelengths reducing nanoscopic interfacial water viscosity around ATP rota pumps, improving their efficiency. Recently, repeated 670 nm exposures have been used on the …

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Associations of #ophthalmic and systemic conditions with incident #dementia in the UK Biobank

To examine independent and interactive associations of ophthalmic and systemic conditions with incident dementia. Methods: Our analysis included 12 364 adults aged 55-73 years from the UK Biobank cohort. Participants were assessed between 2006 and 2010 at baseline and were followed up until the early of 2021. Incident dementia was ascertained using hospital inpatient, death …

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Association of #Gastric Bypass Surgery With Risk of Developing #Diabetic #Retinopathy Among Patients With #Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Sweden

Knowledge of the incidence and progression of diabetic retinopathy (DR) after gastric bypass surgery (GBP) in patients with obesity and diabetes could guide the management of these patients. Objective To investigate the incidence of diabetic ocular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes after GBP compared with the incidence of diabetic ocular complications in a …

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Progression of #Myopia in School-Aged Children After #COVID-19 Home Confinement

Time spent in outdoor activities has decreased owing to home confinement for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Concerns have been raised about whether home confinement may have worsened the burden of myopia owing to substantially decreased time spent outdoors and increased screen time at home.. .. Of the 123 535 children included in the study, …

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Five-Year Patterns of #Diabetic #Retinopathy Progression in US Clinical Practice

To characterize the natural course of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in contemporary clinical practice. Patients and Methods: This was a retrospective analysis of US claims data collected between January 1, 2006, and April 30, 2017. Patients aged ≥ 18 years with continuous medical and prescription insurance coverage for 18 months before DR diagnosis (index date) and …

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