Treat Inflamed Eyes with Radio Waves (May, 1939)

This doesn’t seem like such a great idea to me…

Treat Inflamed Eyes with Radio Waves
Inflamed eyes are now being treated with ultrashort radio waves in the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital, London, England. A large electrode is buried beneath the patient’s pillow, while smaller electrodes, swathed in soft padding, are applied directly to his eyes, as shown above. Only a sensation of slight warmth is said to be felt as the six-meter radio waves, only slightly longer than those used for television broadcasts, perform their healing work.

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