A Saudi ship captain says he has discovered herbal medicine that could treat weak eye sight and allow persons suffering from that problem to dispose of their eye lenses or glasses, local newspapers reported on Tuesday.
Captain Aiel Sahlooni said he had discovered the treatment by accident when he was testing a liquid herbal mixture he had made for his skin, adding that some drops of that mixture fell into his eyes, the papers said.
“Within minutes, I found that it had a magic effect on my eyes as I started to see better and there was no need for glasses any more…I then removed the substances which could harm the eye and extracted only the useful one,” he said, quoted by the Arabic language daily Sabq.
He said dozens of his friends had disposed of their glasses after using his medicine and that most of them had medical tests which proved the improvement. “I myself no longer need to wear my glasses when reading or watching television…my doctor told me there has been a big improvement in my sight and found that there were no complications.”
Sabq said Sahlooni, who lives in the western Red Sea port of Jeddah, refused to disclose his invention but said he had presented it to health authorities for tests.
The paper quoted an unnamed eye doctor as saying his tests showed the medicine is effective in improving weak eye sight without any complications but added that it has to be sanctioned by authorities.