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UV Light Role In Eye Health
I have read recently an article in “Well Being Journal ” of May/June 2011 issue how the UV light might help in healing some of eye diseases.
In the early 60s , John Ott ,Ph.D., was approached by Thomas Dickinson , M.D., who was researching the effects of different drugs on the eye. Much of their surprise , they found that retinal cells responded the same way to light as did chloroplasts in plants. They observed granules moving in a similar pattern in response to blue , red and natural light. The granules tended to clump in blue light, react chaotically to red light, and exhibit normal flow under natural light. This surprised Dickenson, since strong drugs did not affect the cells as much as light did.
In 1964 , Ott , along with Irving Leopold , M.D., studied the effects of light on rabbit retinal pigment epithelial cells. They documented that epithelial cells would not divide unless they were exposed to low levels of ultraviolet (UV) light. What this means is that UV light is necessary for our health. Severe deprivation of UV light might be a contributing cause of macular degeneration.
epithelial cells would not divide unless they were exposed to low levels of ultraviolet (UV) light. What this means is that UV light is necessary for our health. Severe deprivation of UV light might be a contributing cause of macular degeneration.
I am not suggesting sun gazing as a treatment for macular degeneration , but i believe moderate exposure to sunlight can be the best medicine for our eyes.
My suggestion is at least one hour a day outdoors with exposure to sunlight. Remove your sun glasses, eye glasses and contact lenses. Do not look directly at the sun but absorb the reflected light from the sun into your eyes . Even on a cloudy day , there will be benefits. Caution: If you have had cataract surgery, you have lost the protective benefit of the human lens, and you need to reduce the exposure to UV light and possibly protect your eyes with sunglasses .
- Edward Kondrot , M.D., in Healing the Eye and Wellness Newsletter, February 2011 . See: www.healingtheeye.com
SUPER COOL THINGS I DID IN FORENSICS TODAY: We were supposed to swab random things for epithelial cells and process the samples to make microscope slides.
SUPER COOL THINGS I SWABBED:
- CIGARETTE BUTT FROM OUTSIDE (WHICH BELONGED TO THIS GIRL THAT I WANT TO SCISSOR INTO THE SUNSET)
- DIET COKE CAN FROM A RANDOM TRASHCAN
- MY FRIEND’S GLASSES
- A TOY REVOLVER
- HUMAN SEMEN
The cigarette slide had too much shit in it to see many epithelial cells WHICH MADE ME SAD, The coke can had very little, The glasses had less, THE TOY REVOLVER HAD THE MOST CELLS WHICH WAS SURPRISING AND THE PROFESSOR LOVED ME FOR SWABBING IT :), The semen had a clump of 4 skin cells AND WE FOUND THE CUTE LITTLE SPERMS EVEN THOUGH THEY WEREN’T STAINED.