NEW YORK, BRONX (ORDO News) — The Center for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR) in Hong Kong has announced the creation of quantum technology for the diagnosis and treatment of severe vision diseases.
According to representatives of the center, the main focus is on identifying and treating age-related macular degeneration.
CEVR experts emphasized that age-related macular degeneration is one of the main causes of vision loss in people over 50 years of age. This disease affects the macula, which is responsible for central vision, and is extremely difficult to detect in its early stages.
The disease develops in three stages: early, intermediate and late, with no early symptoms, which makes timely diagnosis difficult. However, as CEVR experts warned, in the later stages of the disease, patients face central blindness, and treatment at this stage becomes extremely difficult.
In response to this invisible enemy, CEVR scientists have introduced a device called structured light. According to the researchers, this device uses polarized light with quantum states to generate optical patterns.
These patterns are directed to the human eye, capable of accurately identifying the disorder even in the earliest stages.
“This is the world‘s first study of quantum physics in collaboration with vision sciences such as optometry and ophthalmology,” explained CEVR scientists.
Experts emphasized that in the early stages, the identified disease can be stopped by various strategies, including gene therapy and laser treatment.
However, such methods are expensive and cannot be applied to asymptomatic disease. In this case, the new device provides an opportunity to confirm this condition and make early treatment available.
According to scientists’ plans, the device will soon appear on the market. This discovery provides new perspectives in the fight against age-related macular degeneration, preventing vision loss and improving the quality of life for millions of people.
News agencies contributed to this report, edited and published by ORDO News editors.
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