Scientists have called a method that will help children avoid problems with their eyesight.
Researchers at the Medical Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital said that light therapy can help premature babies, whose eyes are still developing, to avoid vision problems.
Academics have found a light-dependent molecular opsin-5-dopamine pathway that can provide the necessary balance in the development of blood vessels in the eyes in order to prepare them for visual function.
To test the effects of light stimulation, specialists used 380-nm violet light to activate the transmission of signals through opsin 5.
This helped to reduce the level of dopamine in the eyes and provoked other molecular changes that helped recreate the correct time signals needed for a balanced development of the vessels.
All past research has demonstrated that violet light and dopamine are important for eye development.