Drug-delivering contact lens approved for use in the US

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The contact lens is loaded with 19 micrograms of the common antihistamine ketotifen. This built-in allergy medication is slowly released, beginning to act on itchy eyes within minutes, and is said to offer long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours.

Gene Therapy and Algae Proteins Partially Restored a Blind Man’s Sight

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team next plans to try out the system in everyday life.

World-first 3D bionic eye could enable superhuman sight, night vision

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 11th Jun, 2020
by Alex Muller

A team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) has developed what they call the Electrochemical Eye (EC-Eye).

Smartphone app can detect eye diseases in children with 80 percent accuracy

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Software on 4th Oct, 2019
by Alex Muller

An app designed to detect early signs of several eye diseases in children has surpassed an 80 percent accuracy threshold equaling the sensitivity of devices used by trained ophthalmologists.

Eating pineapple daily can reduce eye floaters, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to the researchers, the enzymes in the pineapples have chances to decompose the extracellular substances that cause microscopic fibers to form near the retina.