Aging retinal function is improved by near infrared light (670 nm) that is associated with corrected mitochondrial decline

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Aging is associated with cellular decline and reduced function, partly mediated by mitochondrial compromise. However, aged mitochondrial function is corrected with near infrared light (670 nm) that improves their membrane potentials and adenosine triphosphate production and also reduces age-related inflammation. We ask if 670 nm light can also improve declining retinal function. Electroretinograms were measured in 2-, 7-, and 12-month old C57BL/6 mice. Significant age-related declines were measured in the photoreceptor generated a-wave and the postreceptoral b-wave. 

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Original Article Source Credits:   Science Direct ,

Article Written By:  Chrishne Sivapathasuntharama ,Sobha Sivaprasadb, Christopher Hoggb GlenJeffery

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