Wednesday, November 3, 2010

'Bionic' Eye Success In Sight

November 3, 2010 on Al-Jazeera English
Bionic eyes were once thought to be the creation of science fiction, but now doctors in Germany have developed a computer chip that could help restore the sight of hundreds of thousands of blind people.

Retinal implants are able to partially restore the vision of people with particular forms of blindness caused by diseases such as macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa.

About 200,000 people worldwide have retinitis pigmentosa, and one in 10 people over the age of 55 have age-related macular degeneration.

The experimental chip has been tested on three men with astonishing results.
(Thanks Andrew)


  1. WOW, we're closer to star-trek now than ever :)

  2. Yep, and with a standard Camera you'd even have capabilities similar to Geordie's Visor, at least you'd see the infrared from a remote control! - Adding night vision and augmented reality elements should be easy too...

  3. Jesus supposedly healed a few blind people - science is healing blindness.