Researchers have created unique glasses that help to cope with glaucoma. This device sends impulses to the eyes, and now it is being carried out through clinical trials.
German scientists from the University of Erlangen — Nuremberg have developed high-tech glasses that can stop the development of glaucoma – one of the most common causes of vision loss. They must be worn for about half an hour a day. They deliver electrical impulses to the eyes in order to stimulate the optic nerve to self-repair. Now German specialists are conducting clinical trials involving a large number of patients.
The authors of the study believe that this method of treatment, which is based on previous scientific work, will not only stop the progression of a serious illness, but also reverse it. More than a million people suffer from glaucoma in Russia alone, and as the life expectancy of our population increases, this problem is becoming more common.
Glaucoma is damage to the optic nerve – a cluster of more than a million nerve fibers that connect the retina of the eye (light-sensitive cells in the back of the eyeball) with visual image processing centers in the brain. Usually glaucoma is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the front of the eye, which increases pressure on the nerve – this leads to vision loss. There are various methods of treating glaucoma, but the glasses proposed by German scientists can be one of the most gentle and affordable if they justify themselves during experiments.