Last Friday, a team led by scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research, Germany, announced in Science Advances a study on the possibilities of new ophthalmological clinical intervention techniques. For the purpose of spreading in didactic terms, a video was released Wednesday that explains what was explored in graphic form, published in Science.
The study is a reflection of research work done from revolutionary nanobots, made with 3D printers, aimed at improving the treatment of eye diseases. It is stated here that in the future which at this point looks far away, these robots can be used to transport and administer drugs in the human eye and thus prevent diseases.
"Micropopulderi" are 200 times smaller than the width of human hair and have a helical tail that facilitates the way through vitreous wishes. After testing up to 10,000 eyes from the pigs, scientists said they might be more efficient and faster from eye drops or injections. The investigation showed that they were passing through the pork's eye 10 times faster which particles of the same size.
Modeled as tadpoles, they have a slip coating so that it could move without damaging the eyeball. They would introduce drugs and could be used to treat glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy.
Currently, intravitreal injections or eye drops are most commonly the techniques. While they are effective, they need a lot of time to reach the focus of the problem.
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One of the most common diseases that require eye irritation is macular degeneration caused by age, caused by diabetes, which blocks the blood vessels or determines their abnormal increase.
Facts about nickel and oriented with an external magnetic field, small robots should also be injected, but they would not cover the entire surface The eye will go directly to the onset of the disease. By using a scanner that indicates your position, doctors may have a enough control move them to all the necessary instructions.
They have not been tested yet on living creatures, for which animals will be used in the first place before they do it in humans.