Glaucoma is presumed to be world’s foremost reason of irremediable blindness. According to WHO’s report, Glaucoma influences 3.54 percent of world’s irreversible blindness. Despite countless investigations on this regard to find a solution, there is no cure or preventable measure available that can cure damage linked with Glaucoma.
According to several researches, the major reason of such damage is the intensified pressure motivated by the fluid in the eye. Professor Ian Eames from University of College London conducted a research to understand glaucoma that looked for the techniques used in pan cake. The professor explained “We’ve discovered that the variations in texture and patterns result from differences in how water escapes the batter during cooking and that this is largely dependent on the thickness and spread of the batter.”
The team studied the techniques of water evaporation in pancake in order to understand the flexible sheets such as human retina collaboration with fluids and vapors .The research team uses 14 different types of recipes and investigated the ratio of the ingredients in those. The team used the exact same pan and same temperature in those recipes .The team kept the amount of flour and eggs constant in all the recipes but changed milk between recipes. These attempts lead them gathering some surprising findings. The team found that thicker batters at 100-120 eventually can trap the water vapors and cause asymmetrical craters on the bottom of the pancakes. This trapped water creates island on the top of the pancake. This creates an even color and texture. The team established that if the pancake batter advances more swiftly and glossily in the pan then it results in creating even pan cake.
The Team used these findings in designing better surgical methods for treating glaucoma. The team invented a method to subside the pressure in eyes caused by fluid. The team of surgeon created an escape route for the fluid to go out. Peng Khaw, co author of the study paper and director of the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology explained “We are improving this technique by working with engineers and mathematicians. It’s a wonderful example of how the science of everyday activities can help us with the medical treatments of the future.”