Red light therapy: Eyesight can improve after exposure to deep red or near-infrared light | New Scientist

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The following submission statement was provided by /u/Technical_Flamingo54: — From the article: _An unusual experimental treatment for fading sight involves shining a red light into the eyes for a few minutes to boost the activity of mitochondria, microscopic structures that provide energy inside cells._ _In the first small test of the approach in 24 people, one short exposure to the light slightly improved people’s performance in tests of colour vision for several days._ _Various groups have also shown that shining deep red or near-infrared light on the head can benefit animals with induced brain injuries and conditions, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease, in lab experiments._ — Please reply to OP’s comment here: /r/Futurology/comments/r1n302/red_light_therapy_eyesight_can_improve_after/hlzpuu3/

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From the article: _An unusual experimental treatment for fading sight involves shining a red light into the eyes for a few minutes to boost the activity of mitochondria, microscopic structures that provide energy inside cells._ _In the first small test of the approach in 24 people, one short exposure to the light slightly improved people’s performance in tests of colour vision for several days._ _Various groups have also shown that shining deep red or near-infrared light on the head can benefit animals with induced brain injuries and conditions, such as stroke and Parkinson’s disease, in lab experiments._

Technical_Flamingo54

Aight, let’s go to the red light district for the sake of our eyes!

doubleistyle

sweet, im gonna get a high powered red laser and try this

dirtygoat

10%-17% improvement in a group of N=24 These results feel hardly significant. For the most part they do not breach the minimum for clinical significance.

opulentgreen