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2014-09-10 16:26:10

Patent Pending Skincare Ingredient Absorbs Harmful Light, Provides Barrier PATERSON, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to recent scientific evidence suggesting that High Energy Visible (HEV) light is harmful to skin, Lipo Chemicals, Inc. developed Liposhield®, a patent pending ingredient that acts as an "umbrella" to protect skin from the unhealthy effects of HEV light. While the risks associated with HEV light are often discussed in ocular terms, its potential...

2010-04-12 09:53:00

BOSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Implanting blue light-filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs) during cataract surgery helps maintain visual function and may preserve the health of the retina, specifically in disease states such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a comprehensive review published in the May/June 2010 edition of Survey of Ophthalmology.(1) Prolonged exposure to short-wavelength blue light is harmful to the retina, leading to age-related diseases of the...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

WATERFORD CITY, Ireland, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an important new study show that implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOLs) at the time of cataract surgery increases a nutritional component of the eye, which may afford protection against the development and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, conducted by leading ophthalmology and vision researchers from the Macular Pigment Research Group at the Waterford Institute of...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'