A New Technique That Corrects Myopia (Nearsightedness) Has Been Developed by Dr. Antonio Medina at MIT and Several Medical Institutions Across the World
A patient’s cornea can be altered in a simple manner designed to correct myopia and other refractive errors. The Nature Journal Eye published in print the complete article by Antonio Medina as well as supplemental files that will aid those interested in using this new technology. The article is featured on the cover of the issue and titled, Plastic modification of the cornea by pneumatic force corrects myopia: Pneumatic Keratology Eye (2017) 31, 1621–1627
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.
Links to the article: http://rdcu.be/tv9I