Harvard Health Blog
Will blue light from electronic devices increase my risk of macular degeneration and blindness?
By: David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH, Contributor Every day, retinal specialists are asked about the risks from blue light emitted from electronic devices. (Retinal specialists treat conditions affecting the retina, a thin tissue at the back of the eye that is responsible for vision.) Many people ask whether blue light will increase their risk of age-related macular degeneration and blindness.