David Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH

David J. Ramsey, MD, PhD, MPH, is currently the Director of Ophthalmic Research at the Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, a part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. As a specialist in retinal disease, he performs surgery and sees patients in Peabody and Burlington, MA. Dr. Ramsey received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine in 2008. He completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine (2009-2012) and afterwards a combined medical/surgical fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (2012-2014). His research focuses on the prevention and detection of retinal diseases such as diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.


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Will blue light from electronic devices increase my risk of macular degeneration and blindness?

Many people have expressed concern about potential harm to the eyes from blue light emitted by the screens of our electronic devices. Risks to the eyes from exposure to this light are negligible, but blue light may have other effects on our health.