Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Team of Biohackers Has Figured Out How to Inject Your Eyeballs With Night Vision

Via grossfater_m


In "people becoming superhuman" news, a small independent research group has figured out how to give humans night vision, allowing them to see over 50 meters in the dark for a short time.

Science for the Masses, a group of biohackers based a couple hours north of Los Angeles in Tehachapi, California, theorized they could enhance healthy eyesight enough that it would induce night vision. To do this, the group used a kind of chlorophyll analog called Chlorin e6 (or Ce6), which is found in some deep-sea fish and is used as an occasional method to treat night blindness.
"Going off that research, we thought this would be something to move ahead with," the lab's medical officer, Jeffrey Tibbetts, told Mic. "There are a fair amount of papers talking about having it injected in models like rats, and it's been used intravenously since the '60s as a treatment for different cancers.

After doing the research, you have to take the next step."

To do so, team biochem researcher Gabriel Licina became a guinea pig.

More @ Science


  1. Hmm... injecting things.
    With large needles.

    *thinks a second*


  2. To most the concept of someone injecting something into an eye is disturbing in reality
    the eye does not feel much pain. And it is easily anesthetized, the cornea can but the globe itself does not.

    I'm concerned about the long term health of the eye. Having inherent night vision would be a wonderful medical enhancement we don't know yet how safe this is.
    It will take large scale studies of large groups of people over a LONG time to be
    sure if this is viable. And there is a chance some of those test patients will end up
    losing part or even all of their vision. The advice here would be to proceed with caution.