This new eye patch improves eyesight in the elderly
Researchers in the United States have developed a eye patch that improves vision in the elderly. This new eye patch can improve the standard of living of millions of elderly people who have lost their vision due to age-related issues.
This eye patch will be implanted in the eyes of people with Dry Macular Degeneration. Once the eye patch is implanted, the person's vision will improve.
Dry Macular Degeneration is a condition that affects the elderly. More than 1.75 million people from across the United States suffer from this condition. It causes a reduced central vision due to thinning of that part of the retina that helps in vision.
A 69-year-old woman with vision problems was implanted with the eye patch. She can now read all the 24 letters on the eye chart. There is potential that the eye patch can transform the lives of the elderly.
However, researchers assert that they cannot guarantee that the vision from the patch will last for the entire lifetime of the user.