The eye drops, developed by an independent research group called Science for the Masses, allow the user to identify symbols and people in darkened areas up to 50 meters away, Medical News Today reports.
The drops use a mixture of insulin and chlorin e6 (Ce6), which has been used for many years in laser-assisted cancer treatment. Ce6 has light-amplifying properties, and this has helped surgeons to use energy from low-power light sources to destroy tumor cells.
Now Ce6 is also being used to treat night blindness and other visual impairments through direct application to the eye.
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