Researchers claim that they have found a way to inject people’s eyes with ‘night vision’, enabling them to see up to 164-feet in almost total darkness for ‘several hours’. One test subject could spot people running among trees in dark conditions 100% of the time, while others who hadn’t been treated with the drops were successful in only a third of cases. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
They used a solution called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and has light-amplification properties, and is also been used in cancer treatment research. By combining Ce6 with insulin and saline, the team produced a solution that can increase vision in low light conditions.
“In the team’s experiment, the liquid was dripped onto the conjunctival sacs on the eye of Gabriel Licina, one of the researchers, which carried the solution to his retinas.Ce6 solution was added to the conjunctival sac via micropippette at three doses of 50μl [microlitres] into each eye. The solution initially made his eyes turn black, before being absorbed in a few seconds and returning his eyes to their natural color,” reports The Daily Mail.