A new kind of eyewear helps doctors see what?

Answer: cancer cells

by / February 26, 2014
Robert Boston/Washington University School of Medicine

The system, developed at the Washington University School of Medicine, incorporates a near-infrared light source, a camera, a special imaging system in the glasses, and a molecular agent that targets cancer cells and makes them glow in the doctor's eyes. Such technology could reduce the likelihood that a second surgery would be needed for a cancer patient.