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Biohackers develop eye drops for temporary night vision

A group based in California has come up with eye drops that impart night vision to human beings temporarily.This
biohacking group like many others is comprised of a number of
professionals in the technical design, healthcare industries and
research. It is known as “Science for the Masses”. The members of the
group spend their extra time from work in determining the limits of the
human body.
Before we jump into details, let us remind you that the chemicals being
used are still in experimental stage and in no way whatsoever should be
used at home for this purpose. Having said that, the first trials that
were carried out by the group were a success.
The main component of the eye drop solution is Chlorin e6. This chemical
is usually found in a particular deep sea fish thus allowing them to
navigate underwater. It is already being used for helping humans who
have poor night vision. In simple words, it is responsible for a
chemical reaction that enhances the light sources once they pass
Ce6 is mixed with insulin in a saline solution to create a
solution that can impart night vision for a few hours. The solution is
dropped into the conjunctival sac located between the eyelid and eyeball
subsequently being absorbed by retina. The black color disappears after
a few seconds.

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A number of tests were performed with volunteer
Gabriel Licina. Gabriel had to wear sunglasses indoors to combat the
effects of interior lighting though. Licina was able to recognize people
from 154 ft away in a wooded area in total darkness.
According to
the team in their report, “The Ce6 subject consistently recognized
symbols that did not seem to be visible to the controls. The Ce6 subject
identified the distant figures 100 percent of the time, with the
controls showing a 33 percent identification rate.”
The effect of Ce6 was worn off by the next morning and now after 20
days, no side-effects have been reported. The team still states that
extensive testing is required before something can be concluded with
full confidence. 
Team further added that the next stage is to make use
of Ganzfeld stimulator along with an electroretinograph thus recording
the electrical stimulation and activity going on in the eye. This will
allow the group to gain more data and evidence of Ce6 workings.

Source: Gizmag