Sounds unlikely, right? But researchers at University College London are using pancake recipes to guide them in learning how to treat glaucoma, the Daily Express reports.
It's all about the thickness of the pancakes and how air escapes the batter during cooking.
Ian Eames, Professor of Fluid Mechanics at UCL Engineering, told the Daily Express: "Pancakes come in many shapes and sizes ... We've discovered that the variations in texture and patterns result from differences in how water escapes the batter during cooking and that this is largely dependent on the thickness and spread of the batter."
Glaucoma is caused by a buildup of pressure on the eyes caused by fluid, and surgeons must create escape routes for the fluid to treat the disease.
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