Study linking light pollution to pterygia

Here is the first study I’ve found from a real source that actually confirms the link between artificial light used in everyday situations and pinguecula/pterygia. It’s really incredible because I’ve talks to at least TEN eye SPECIALISTS eg ophthalmologists who have vehemently denied this link could even possibly exist
The article is published by the American Journal of Public Health and is called “Eye Disease Resulting From Increased Use of Fluorescent Lighting as a Climate Change Mitigation Strategy”.
Below is a summary:

Increased use of fluorescent lighting as a climate change mitigation strategy may increase eye disease. The safe range of light to avoid exposing the eye to potentially damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation is 2000 to 3500K and greater than 500 nanometers. Some fluorescent lights fall outside this safe range.

Fluorescent lighting may increase UV-related eye diseases by up to 12% and, according to our calculations, may cause an additional 3000 cases of cataracts and 7500 cases of pterygia annually in Australia.

Greater control of UV exposure from fluorescent lights is required. This may be of particular concern for aging populations in developed countries and countries in northern latitudes where there is a greater dependence on artificial lighting.

It should accessible at your local public library, or if you have some sort of subscription you could access it online at:

http://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2011.300246

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