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.