Researchers Induce Temporary Night Vision in a Volunteer

March 29, 2015 12:54 PM

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The lab’s medical officer, Jeffrey Tibbetts said “There are a fair amount of papers talking about having it injected in models like rats, and it’s been used intravenously since the ’60s as a treatment for different cancers. After doing the research, you have to take the next step.” 50 microlitres of Ce6, which is an extremely low dose, was dripped into the speculum-stretched eyes of the team researcher Gabriel Licina. The chemical was delivered aiming for the conjunctival sac, which carried it to the retina.

Licina stated “To me, it was a quick, greenish-black blur across my vision, and then it dissolved into my eyes.” Licina’s vision was tested in a dark field. Initially Licina was able to identify the shapes about 10 meters away. Soon he was able to see longer distances and also started recognizing sy...

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