Scientists in California have created new eyedrops that allow you to see in the dark.
According to The Independent, Science for the Masses theorised that a natural molecule that can be created from algae and other green plants could enhance eyesight.
That molecule is Chlorin e6 and it has been found in some deep sea fish.
“There are a fair amount of papers talking about having injected it in models like rats and it’s been used intravenously since the 60s as treatments for different cancers. After doing the research, you have to take the next step,” medical officer Jeff Tibbets said.
Gabriel Licina was willing to test out Ce6 and found his vision in the dark had improved. After an hour he could identify shapes up to 10 meters away.
“We had people go stand in the woods. At 50 metres, I could figure who they were, even if they were standing up against a tree,” he said.
Without Ce6, a control group could only identify objects 1/3 of the time. Meanwhile, Licina was perfect.
The organization said that more research will need to be conducted to measure the actual amount of electrical stimulation increase in the eye. Long-term effects will require further investigation.
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