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Biohackers test eyedrops that give you temporary night vision without goggles

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Mar 2015 15:02 User comments (18)

Biohackers test eyedrops that give you temporary night vision without goggles Members of the Science for the Masses collective have created eye drops that allow you to see in the dark without the need for specialized goggles.
Using a chemical called Chlorin e6 (Ce6), which has been used safely in cancer treatments and to cure night blindness, the drops gave the biohackers the ability to see in the dark for short periods of time. The chemical compound is extracted from deep sea fish that hunt in the pitch black.

"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,"
Science for the Masses medical officer Jeffrey Tibbetts said. "After doing the research, you have to take the next step."

The human experiment received 50 microliters of Ce6 into his conjunctiva sacs, which gave him the ability to see in the dark at up to 50 meters.

Fair disclosure: Do not try this at home.

Read more up on the drops here: A Review on Night Enhancement Eyedrops Using Chlorin e6

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18 user comments

130.3.2015 21:10

Unfortunately, it's users wind up looking like human/Grey alien hybrids with the black eyes!!!

230.3.2015 21:37

I'm a bit skeptical.


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330.3.2015 23:04

Yeah looks like an alien, scary if you were LEFT LOOKING that way!

431.3.2015 0:46

Originally posted by joebloe12:
Yeah looks like an alien, scary if you were LEFT LOOKING that way!
Yeah man? You ever heard of eyeball tattooing? I'm serious!

They say it's a REAL commitment because there's no way of getting rid of it. Truly permanent.


Some try to have drawings tattooed, I dunno, looks kinda blotchy.



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531.3.2015 1:05

now i know why that one dude wore his sunglasses at night.


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631.3.2015 14:00

If humans were meant to see in the dark we'd already have native night vision,i wonder what long term effects are


731.3.2015 16:25

Originally posted by scorpNZ:
If humans were meant to see in the dark we'd already have native night vision,i wonder what long term effects are
Correction, if the human environment required us to see in the dark we would adapt to do so. Alas we do not, as both the sun and the reflection of the sun give off suitable amounts of light.

lets say that aliens, specifically the bi-pedal ones are real. lets also say that they live in deep space, their environment would require them to see in the dark. however of all the encounter vids I've seen I've yet to see one in which the alien is packing a pair of shades.

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81.4.2015 14:35

our pupil dilate and retract allowing us to see in both day light and night time, just looked like a gimic to allow pupils to go bigger to see better at night time (eyedrops have been around for years that can do that).The only different is these look more effective.I'm assuming injecting stuff into the eye wouldn't be any good and could have serious side effects.


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91.4.2015 16:38

Well for me to walk around looking like an alien? No thanks! I look bad enough as it is! LOL!

106.4.2015 1:10

No, Thx.


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116.4.2015 22:31

Originally posted by DXR88:

lets say that aliens, specifically the bi-pedal ones are real. lets also say that they live in deep space, their environment would require them to see in the dark. however of all the encounter vids I've seen I've yet to see one in which the alien is packing a pair of shades.
Hey Dex, let's say the aliens are just tattooing their eyeballs for fun:





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127.4.2015 3:15

Originally posted by Jemborg:
Originally posted by DXR88:

lets say that aliens, specifically the bi-pedal ones are real. lets also say that they live in deep space, their environment would require them to see in the dark. however of all the encounter vids I've seen I've yet to see one in which the alien is packing a pair of shades.
Hey Dex, let's say the aliens are just tattooing their eyeballs for fun:




an eye tattoo would not control light levels, it simply makes you look like a weirdo. besides there are better ways to instill fear that don't involve self mutilation.

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137.4.2015 10:17

I suggested they were doing it for fun.

Apart from that I concur.


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1420.4.2015 2:34

If you idiots had bothered to read the actual article, the 'alien eyes' are black scleral covers, which were to protect the eyes from damage from normal light levels prior to/during testing.

1520.4.2015 7:53

Originally posted by TaZMaNiaK:
If you idiots had bothered to read the actual article, the 'alien eyes' are black scleral covers, which were to protect the eyes from damage from normal light levels prior to/during testing.
with and attitude like that you'll make AD buddies in no time. if you want to make net friends faster you should use harsher words like Stupid or Moron, or try stringing them together for maximum friendship making.

for example "if you stupid moronic idiots bothered to actually inform people with out the use directed insults, there might be a dramatic shift in people giving a flying fuck"

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1620.4.2015 17:06

Originally posted by TaZMaNiaK:
If you idiots had bothered to read the actual article, the 'alien eyes' are black scleral covers, which were to protect the eyes from damage from normal light levels prior to/during testing.
What's wrong with sunglasses? Lol.

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1721.4.2015 14:59

Originally posted by DXR88:
Originally posted by TaZMaNiaK:
If you idiots had bothered to read the actual article, the 'alien eyes' are black scleral covers, which were to protect the eyes from damage from normal light levels prior to/during testing.
with and attitude like that you'll make AD buddies in no time. if you want to make net friends faster you should use harsher words like Stupid or Moron, or try stringing them together for maximum friendship making.

for example "if you stupid moronic idiots bothered to actually inform people with out the use directed insults, there might be a dramatic shift in people giving a flying fuck"
I don't need friends who are too stupid/lazy/ignorant to read a reference article (because the topic has been sensationalized and bent way out of proportion by AD and every other media outlet) before commenting on it.

1821.4.2015 15:05

Originally posted by Jemborg:
What's wrong with sunglasses? Lol.
They had to wear sunglasses in conjunction with the scleral covers. This was also in the reference article.

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