Jerusalem: These vision improving eyedrops may remove the need for wearing glasses. They can reportedly improve both short and long sightedness by correcting the visual problems.
According to the report published in Digital Trends, a team of Ophthalmologists at Israel’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University have invented these eyedrops. Clinical testing in humans may take place later this year. Explaining how eyedrops work, Mr. Zeev Zalevsky, professor of Electrical Engineering and Nanophotonics at Bar-Ilan University told that the patients first need to measure eye refraction using an app on the smartphone or mobile device. Then, a laser pattern is created and projected onto the eyes’ corneal surface. This will be completed within a second. The last step involves using eyedrops which contains special nanoparticles. Mr. Zeev said that these eyedrops correct the visual problem.
These eyedrops could make glasses and contacts obsolete pic.twitter.com/YtAUqtYjQR
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Interesting thing is that the entire process can be done at home.
Mr. Zalevsky further said that this process is different from regular laser eye surgery that removes a portion of the cornea. The effect of these eyedrops is only on the upper part of the cornea. However, the patients have to repeat the process regularly with an interval of one or two months.