13 May 2016 Combatant eye protection: an introduction to the blue light hazard
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Emerging evidence of metabolic vulnerability to visible blue light is vitally important, as it is indicative of a scalable threshold effect. Added stressors (e.g., increased altitude or contact lens wear) could shift the wavelength effects toward a more damaging clinical picture. Recent reports have indicated rod photo-pigment damage resulting from solar blue-light exposures, adversely affecting unaided night vision, a militarily important performance decrement. The activation wavelength for the daily synchronous setting of the Circadian Clock, which regulates the synchronization of all hormonal and organ systems throughout the body, falls within this blue light perceptual range.
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Morris R. Lattimore, Morris R. Lattimore, "Combatant eye protection: an introduction to the blue light hazard", Proc. SPIE 9839, Degraded Visual Environments: Enhanced, Synthetic, and External Vision Solutions 2016, 98390V (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2219993
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