29 Jun '17, 4pm

Magnetic Eye Implant Stops Dancing Eyes Syndrome

Magnetic Eye Implant Stops Dancing Eyes Syndrome

A 49-year-old man finally got relief from a rare, maddening eye disorder after researchers, in an experimental procedure, implanted specialized magnets beneath his eyeballs. The disorder, called nystagmus, or dancing eyes, causes the eyes to oscillate rhythmically, making the visual scene constantly shake. Scientists from University College London steadied the man’s gaze by surgically implanting in each eye a pair of titanium-encased rare-earth magnets. The researchers reported the case study Saturday in the journal Ophthalmology . Researchers have come up with all sorts of clever bioengineering solutions that involve magnets and the human body, but never one quite like this, says Parashkev Nachev , a neurologist at University College London who led the experiment. For example, engineers have designed small robots guided by magnetic fields that move through the body to do ...

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