Researchers Create Eye-Drops That Let You See In The Dark


A team of California-based biohackers have created special never-seen-before eye-drops that allow people to see in the dark. Read more as reported by OddityCentral:

The mystifying solution apparently contains a substance called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish. It has light-amplification properties, and has also been used in cancer treatment research.

By combining Ce6 with insulin and saline, the team was able to produce a solution that can improve vision in the dark. After getting a few drops of the stuff into his eyes researcher Gabriel Licina could supposedly see up to a distance of 50 meters in almost total darkness for several hours, and could spot people running among trees in dark conditions. In comparison, people who weren’t treated with the solution did not fare as well.

During the experiment, the scientists dropped the liquid onto the conjunctival sacs on Gabriel’s eyes, using a pipette. When the solution reached his retinas, his eyes turned scarily black for a while, but later returned to their normal color. “To me, it was a quick, greenish-black blur across my vision, and then it dissolved into my eyes,” Gabriel said. “It’s subtle,” he explained. “It’s not like ‘oh my gosh I have super vision!’ It’s more like dark became dim, everything was a little bit brighter. Not a crazy noticeable light, burning and doom, but a more subtle, ‘oh I can see a thing!’”