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[Light exposition in vitreoretinal surgery. I. Basics].
Ophthalmologe 2008; 105(10):898-900, 902-4O

Abstract

Due to its function of light perception, the eye is exposed to high levels of radiation of the optical spectrum. Most of the ultraviolet and infrared radiation is absorbed in the cornea and lens, and mostly only radiation of the visible spectrum can reach the retina. Visible light can cause retinal damage by photomechanical, photothermal, and photochemical mechanisms. The most important mechanism of light damage to the retina under daily conditions or when using ophthalmologic light sources is the photochemical light toxicity caused by light-induced chemical reactions. The extent of damage depends on several factors, such as wavelength, exposure time, and irradiance. Particularly the shorter portion of the visible light spectrum (blue light) is responsible for photochemical damage to the retina.

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Schwerpunkt Retinologie, Universitäts-Augenklinik Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 400, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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English Abstract
Journal Article
Review

Language

ger

PubMed ID

18815792

Citation

Höh, A E., et al. "[Light Exposition in Vitreoretinal Surgery. I. Basics]." Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, vol. 105, no. 10, 2008, pp. 898-900, 902-4.
Höh AE, Ach T, Amberger R, et al. [Light exposition in vitreoretinal surgery. I. Basics]. Ophthalmologe. 2008;105(10):898-900, 902-4.
Höh, A. E., Ach, T., Amberger, R., & Dithmar, S. (2008). [Light exposition in vitreoretinal surgery. I. Basics]. Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift Der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft, 105(10), pp. 898-900, 902-4. doi:10.1007/s00347-008-1794-z.
Höh AE, et al. [Light Exposition in Vitreoretinal Surgery. I. Basics]. Ophthalmologe. 2008;105(10):898-900, 902-4. PubMed PMID: 18815792.
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