The UN International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies officially begins today with the opening ceremony in Paris, France. This international event is part of a collaborative effort between UNESCO and other scientific bodies wishing to promote the study of light science as a potential solution to the current global challenges in energy, education, agriculture and health. Oxford Medicine Online has celebrated this momentous event by exploring some of the innovative ways light is already being harnessed to solve medical challenges in this infographic. You can also view the infographic as a PDF to learn more about the medical applications of light.

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