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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Eye Implant Could Restore Sight

A revolutionary new eye implant could restore sight to the blind instantly - without bulky glasses or computer equipment.

The 'Bio Retina' will be implanted under local anaesthetic, and will offer black-and-white vision similar to a computer monitor.

The implant's effects will be enough to allow users to watch television and identify faces.

A prototype was made in 2011, and clinical trials are due to begin in 2013.
 
The device is specifically tailored to restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and cataracts.

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