Nano-Drops invented by Dr. David Smadja, Head of the Ophthalmology Research and Innovation Unit at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials has been named among the twelve revolutionary advances for eye health.
Nano-Drops could correct any of the three refractive errors (farsightedness, nearsightedness and/or astigmatism) which are the most common and correctable eyesight problem. Nano Drops will involve a three-step system which will include measuring refraction using a smartphone app, stamping an individualized optical pattern onto the top layer of the cornea with a proprietary laser device based on that measurement, and then applying synthetic biocompatible protein nanoparticle drops to activate the stamped optical pattern, changing the trajectory of light passing through the cornea.
Nano-Drops have achieved a correction of 3 diopters for farsightedness and 2.5 diopters for nearsightedness in preclinical animal tests.
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