August 14, 2012 |
The thought of losing my eyesight worries me sometimes, but many people already live with impaired vision. A new prosthetic retina may help them to see.
The artificial retina works by mimicking the coded information a healthy eye sends to the brain. Researchers who developed it have shown their technique can help mice ‘see’ a two-dimensional image.
I wonder if prosthetic retinas will ever equal, or better, our normal vision. Imagine buying a set of eagle eyes at the optician!
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