MIT researchers are working on a new development which if goes successful can restore partial sight of people who have partially intact optic nerves. The Bio-electronic device which is of the size of pencil eraser would be implanted behind the retina at the back of the eyeball, and images would be transmitted to the brain via a connector of the width of a human hair.
As it stands, an FDA grant application is already in the works, and the scientists are hoping to have it implanted in an animal as early as this summer. Still, the solution only works for folks who “were once able to see and have partially intact optic nerve cells” those who were blind from birth or suffer from glaucoma are unfortunately ineligible for the procedure.
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