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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 eye and...


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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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