SEATTLE, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – LumiThera Inc., a medical device company focused on the development of non-invasive light emitting diode (LED) treatments for ocular disorders and disease, today announced Ret. Major General Gale Pollock has joined their Scientific Advisory Board. The first woman to serve as Acting Surgeon General of the United States Army… Continue reading

Posted on June 10th, 2014 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Retired Major General Gale Pollock Joins LumiThera’s Scientific Advisory Board

United Nations Headquarters (New York) presentation to the Global Health Impact Forum, 6th May 2014 by co founder James Carroll This 15 minute video starts with an overview of Photobiomodulation and low level light therapy as it relates to his company THOR Photomedicine. Later in the presentation James introduces Lumithera and our treatment for Age related… Continue reading

Posted on May 12th, 2014 in Press Releases | Comments Off on Video Introduction

Begum R, Powner MB, Hudson N, Hogg C, Jeffery G Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, London, United Kingdom. Abstract Inflammation is an umbrella feature of ageing. It is present in the aged retina and many retinal diseases including age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In ageing and in AMD mitochondrial function declines. In normal ageing this… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Treatment with 670 nm Light Upregulates Cytochrome C Oxidase Expression and Reduces Inflammation in an Age-Related Macular Degeneration Model

Gkotsi D, Begum R, Salt T, Lascaratos G, Hogg C, Chau KY, Schapira AH, Jeffery G. Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, 11-43 Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK. Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK. Institute of Neurology, University College London, UK. Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London, 11-43 Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL, UK. Abstract Progressive… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Recharging Mitochondrial Batteries in Old Eyes. Near Infra-Red Increases ATP

Ivandic BT, Ivandic T. University of Heidelberg , Otto Meyerhof Centre, Heidelberg, Germany OBJECTIVE: This case report describes the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in a single patient with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Background data: RP is a heritable disorder of the retina, which eventually leads to blindness. No therapy is currently available. METHODS: LLLT… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Low-Level Laser Therapy Improves Vision in a Patient with Retinitis Pigmentosa

Tang J, Herda AA, Kern TS. Department of Ophthalmology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Prairie Village, Kansas, USA PURPOSE: Far-red/near-infrared phototherapy or photobiomodulation (PBM) has recently been reported to be an effective and non-invasive treatment method to inhibit lesions of diabetic retinopathy (DR) in animals. This study investigated the safety and efficacy of PBM in… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Photobiomodulation in the Treatment of Patients with Non-Center-Involving Diabetic Macular Oedema

Natoli R, Valter K, Barbosa M, Dahlstrom J, Rutar M, Kent A, Provis J The John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia ; ARC Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia ; ANU Medical School, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on 670nm Photobiomodulation as a Novel Protection Against Retinopathy of Prematurity: Evidence from Oxygen Induced Retinopathy Models

Mii S, Kim C, Matsui H, Oharazawa H, Shi wa T, Takahashi H, Sakamoto A. Department of Anesthesiology, Nippon Medical School. Japan Abstract The authors applied near-infrared low-level laser irradiation (LLLI) directed to the stellate ganglion (SG) and to the common carotid artery (CCA), and compared the effects on central retinal artery blood flow using… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Increases in Central Retinal Artery Blood Flow in Humans Following Carotid Artery and Stellate Ganglion Irradiation with 0.6 to 1.6 mum Irradiation

Natoli R, Zhu Y, Valter K, Bisti S, Eells J, Stone J Division of Biomedical Sciences & Biochemistry, Research School of Biology, Australian National University, Sydney, Australia. riccardo.natoli@anu.edu.au PURPOSE: To identify the genes and noncoding RNAs (ncRNAs) involved in the neuroprotective actions of a dietary antioxidant (saffron) and of photobiomodulation (PBM). METHODS: We used a… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Gene and Noncoding RNA Regulation Underlying Photoreceptor Protection: Microarray Study of Dietary Antioxidant Saffron and Photobiomodulation in Rat Retina

Albarracin R, Eells J, Valter K Research School of Biology. Purpose. We tested the hypothesis that near-infrared (NIR) light treatment (photobiomodulation) would attenuate bright light damage in the albino rat retina. Methods. Young adult Sprague-Dawley (SD) albino rats were raised in dim (5lx) cyclic light then exposed to bright (1000lx) continuous light for 24h. Animals… Continue reading

Posted on April 30th, 2014 in Research Articles | Comments Off on Photobiomodulation Protects the Retina from Light-Induced Photoreceptor Degeneration