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IN THEORY; Aging of Eyes Is Blamed for Range of Health Woes

September 19th, 2013

Article by : By LAURIE  TARKAN

Published in the New York Times on February 20th, 2012

THE  HYPOTHESIS

Teyecharthe aging eye filters out blue light, affecting circadian rhythm and health in older adults.

THE INVESTIGATORS

Dr. Martin Mainster and Dr. Patricia Turner, University of Kansas School of Medicine.

This group of researchers  have been studying how the aging of our eyes can affect different aspects of our health as we grow older.  This interesting body of research reveals that aging of the eyes can possibly exacerbate the process of developing common aging problems such as memory loss, slower reaction time, problems sleeping and depression.  They believe that, as we age, the lenses in our eyes gradually yellow, and the pupils narrow allowing less sunlight into the eye lens that reaches key cells in the retina, which,  inturn, regulates our bodies internal clock.

Read more on this facinating new research on the New York Times Website and find out ways in which you can keep your eyes healthy.

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