Who would have predicted in our lifetime we’d acquire night vision through natural means? Some researchers in California have developed a liquid that can be dropped into your eyes, allowing you to see as far as 164 feet at night. The solution combines Chlorin e6 (Ce6) with insulin and saline.
The Daily Mail reports,
In the team’s experiment, the liquid was dripped onto the conjunctival sacs on the eye of Gabriel Licina, one of the researchers, which carried the solution to his retinas.
‘Ce6 solution was added to the conjunctival sac via micropippette at three doses of 50μl [microlitres] into each eye,’ the researchers wrote.
The solution initially made his eyes turn black, before being absorbed in a few seconds and returning his eyes to their natural colour.
‘To me, it was a quick, greenish-black blur across my vision, and then it dissolved into my eyes,’ Mr Licina told Mic.
However, to ‘reduce the potential for bright light exposure,’ the team covered his eyes in black contact lenses.
Within an hour his vision had noticeably improved in low-light conditions.