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Prospects for the Iris – So What?

Author: Вадим Аврукин (Vadim Avrukin)
Published: 2022-10-24

Iris opens and closes the pupil, regulating the amount of light that enters the eye. Recently, an artificial iris has been created and it looks like a contact lens. Future is here!

Prospects for the Iris – So What?

Prospects for the Iris – So What?

There is no limit to my joy; I found eye-related news, and it’s good. They’ve created an artificial iris!

Are you thinking that the exclamation mark is unnecessary? Have you forgotten why you need an iris? It opens and closes the pupil, regulating the amount of light that enters the eye.

The analogous mechanism of the iris in a camera is the diaphragm. Indeed, it’s a natural thing. The Finnish scientists that we recently touched upon, along with some Poles, created an implant. You yawn and say, “So what?” Well, now the iris will cease to be irreplaceable.

Again, so what? This question can squash any argument. Externally, the artificial iris is similar to good, old contact lenses. It’s made of a certain liquid-crystalline elastomer which expands and contracts in response to light. “So what,” you ask again… I’m starting to get a little tired of you.

There’s a chance that it will soon meet necessary specs and the implants will begin.

So what?

There is no doubt that humanity’s vision is going to get better and better, but go to Benjamin Eye Institute just to make sure.