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Invisible light.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1597663     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although light is usually thought of in terms of illumination, it is more appropriately defined as electromagnetic radiation. Ultraviolet light, the shorter wavelength, has been suspected for many years as a factor involved in human cataract formation. The effects of ultraviolet light on the lens appear to be similar to age related changes, resulting in earlier formation of cataracts. Since the effects of ultraviolet light are cumulative over the lifespan, eye protection is an essential component of ophthalmic patient education, especially for children and aphakic patients.
Authors:
L Vader
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Insight (American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses)     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1060-135X     ISO Abbreviation:  Insight     Publication Date:  1992 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-06     Completed Date:  1992-07-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111431     Medline TA:  Insight     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-4     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Age Factors
Cataract / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Causality
Humans
Incidence
Sunlight / adverse effects*
Ultraviolet Rays / adverse effects*

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