• The 118th WPI-IIIS Seminar

    10 31, 2017

    *This seminar will be held in English.

    Date / Time Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 12:00-13:00
    Place 1F Auditorium, IIIS Building, University of Tsukuba
    Access Take a bus bound for "Tsukuba Daigaku Chuo" or the "University Loop-line On-campus Bus [Tsukuba Daigaku Junkan Bus]" and get off at Oikoshi Gakusei Shukusha Mae
    Speaker Dr. Kazuo Tsubota
    Keio University School of Medicine
    Subject "Myopia Progression could be Controlled by Violet Light Exposure"
    Summary The prevalence of myopia has been increasing worldwide, and both clinical and basic research have shown the importance of the outdoor environment in preventing myopia progression, although the precise mechanism remains largely unknown. Violet light (360–400 nm wavelength) is abundant in the outdoor environment, but almost totally absent indoors due to excessive ultra-violet light protection in window glass, LEDs and many eyeglasses and contact lenses. I will discuss our chick myopia model and the myopia suppressive gene EGR1, and the retrospective clinical research in humans. These studies show that violet light exposure can be a preventive strategy against myopia progression.

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