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Girl creates way to help improve her vision

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-07-27 15:29

About the solution

Uveitis is a condition that consists of an inflammation of the pigmented layer in her right eye, that blurs her vision, despite cataract surgery. The girl was diagnosed with this problem when she was six years old.

Isabelle found this solution one night, while she was reading past her bedtime. She aimed a floor lamp, using it as a flashlight, to illuminate the pages. But it did more than that: the angle of the light allowed her to improve her vision.

Then Isabelle used this discovery for a science fair project: she did some research and made experiences with glasses equipped with a light that creates the pinhole effect that improved her vision.

For the flashlight, the inventor used LED lights. She varied the placement of the lights and logged the effects on her vision, based on her reading of the eye exam chart.

Isabelle found that increasing the intensity of the light decreased the size of her pupil, making for a more pronounced "pinhole" effect that helped focus her vision. She still is experimenting with different angles and placement of the light.

"I want to do more tests on myself," she said. After some refinements, she also wants to begin testing her lighted "pinhole" glasses on others with impaired vision. In a more sophisticated version of the glasses, she wants to add a light sensor, allowing the glasses to adjust to light conditions.

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This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Isabelle Chambers, born in USA, in 2003, suffers from an autoimmune eye disease called uveitis. She discovered that the beam of light struck her eye in a way to cause a pinhole effect, narrowing her pupil and therefore concentrating her focus.

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