Bionic Eyes Return Sight To The Blind

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Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT), an Australian-based bioware firm, has created a groundbreaking eyewear system that can return “a sense of sight” to those who are completely blind. Thus far, the device (as yet unnamed) has been used to return a semblance of vision to four different patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative genetic eye disorder characterized by decreased peripheral vision, in a test conducted by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital of Melbourne.

Associate Prof. Penny Allen of the Royal Victorian stated of the experiment, “We have completed surgeries on four patients to implant the device and the team is very pleased with their progress. All four patients have had a sense of sight restored and are in the process of learning how to use the bionic eye for mobility and other activities.”

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