Research From SZMC May revolutionize Ophthalmology Treatment

February 26th, 2018 by Camrin Parnell

‘Nanodrops,’ a revolutionary eye drop developed by a team at Shaare Zedek Medical Center and @Bar-Ilan University’s Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials has been shown to improve both short-sightedness and long-sightedness in tests on pigs.

This past week, at Shaare Zedek’s Second Annual Research Conference, Dr. David Smadja, Head of our Ophthalmology Research Unit, shared that the team plans to begin clinical testing later this year and if the drops are found to improve human vision the nanoparticle solution could eliminate the need for eyeglasses.

Dr. Smadja explains that the new concept could revolutionize ophthalmological and optometry treatment of patients with myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and other refractory conditions. Prospective patients would use a smartphone app to scan their eyes, measure their refraction, create a laser pattern, and then apply a “laser corneal stamping” of an optical pattern onto the corneal surface of their eyes.

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