The "Leipzig Spoon" to cure pathological myopia -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

The "Leipzig Spoon" to cure pathological myopia

Interview with Dr. Mike Francke, Head of the Task Force on the Treatment of Progressive Myopia, Paul Flechsig Institute for Brain Research, University of Leipzig


Image: Portrait of Dr. Mike Francke; Copyright: Universität Leipzig/M. Francke

Dr. Mike Francke

Image: right side: illustration of a healthy eye, left side: illustration of an enlarged myopic eye; Copyright: Universität Leipzig/M. Francke

In pathological myopia, the eye continues to expand until blindness occurs.

Image: Illustration of the Leipzig spoon, which is pushed to the back of the eye; Copyright: University of Leipzig/M. Francke

During treatment with the "Leipzig Spoon", vitamin B2 is applied to the back of the eye.