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March 12, 2018
Scientists have stepped into a revolutionary invention to remove glasses with eye drops. Yes! It is very interesting and astonishing to remove your glasses with just eye drops.
According to a report, a team of Israeli ophthalmologists got success in finding the way to heal damaged corneas and improve the vision of pigs. However, the clinical trials for humans are expected to begin later this year.
The eyes drops are patented and named as ‘nano-drops’, developed by a team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials improved both short-sightedness and long-sightedness in tests on pigs.
Nano-drops to eliminate need of glasses
According to the Jerusalem Post, citing ophthalmologist Dr. David Smadja, leader of the research team it is expected that “nano-drops’’ would be likely eliminate the need of glasses if they are tested and found to improve human vision.
Dr. Smadja told this while he was speaking at Shaare Zedek’s second biennial research day held in the Jerusalem medical center’s Steinberg Auditorium. The conference was also attended by almost 350 physicians and nurses of the clinic.
Smadja, according to the Jerusalem Post reports, further said that the new development in medical science could revolutionize ophthalmological and optometry treatment of patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and other refractory conditions.
The Dr. said that prospective patients would be using a smartphone app to scan the eyes, measure their refraction, create a laser pattern, and then apply a “laser corneal stamping” of an optical pattern onto the corneal surface of their eyes while the synthetic nanoparticle solution has been found to correct vision problems.
However the doctor did not specify exactly how often the drops would have to be applied in order to replace glasses entirely.
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