Milpitas, CA, December 31, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- It has been shown for the first time that the living eye can be molded with a vacuum to correct myopia (nearsightedness). The vacuum was applied to the cornea of rabbits and human eyes with a novel device. This device consists of a chamber that is radially divided into four interconnected sub-chambers.
The strain created by the vacuum force creates an anatomical modification of the cornea designed to correct myopia. The deformation of the cornea was plastic, and therefore permanent.
The method described in this issue of Nature Eye–Pneumatic Keratology– can be used to alter the cornea by non-invasive means. A vacuum chamber with radial openings alters the collagen fibers in the stroma and flattens the cornea. A flatter cornea corrects or reduces myopia.
The procedure has been tested successfully under the direction of Dr. Antonio Medina in medical centers in the United States, Europe and smaller countries.
The method promises to be a simple, safe and low cost alternative to LASIK.
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