"Bionic eye" could restore lost vision

04/5/2010 | Wired.com

Researchers at Bionic Vision Australia have developed a prototype vision aid that uses electrodes implanted in the eye to restore some sight for people who suffer degenerative vision loss. "It is really designed to give people back their mobility so they can move around their environment and avoid obstacles," researcher Anthony Burkitt says. "We are also working on a second-generation product that will help people recognize faces and read large print."

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