Bionic Eye Gives Blind Patients Chance to See Again

Murray Rowland and Dianne Ashworth both received bionic eyes, restoring some sight. Photo: Wayne Taylor via Sydney Morning Herald

Murray Rowland and Dianne Ashworth both received bionic eyes, restoring some sight. Photo: Wayne Taylor via Sydney Morning Herald

Now here’s some exciting news: The three patients in a trial using an early prototype bionic eye have been able to locate shapes on a screen after the device’s camera was connected with a stimulator to produce an image using 20 electrodes. The milestone means patients in the trial have a working system that can convert real-world images into bionic vision, giving hope to millions of blind and vision-impaired people. Want to know more? Check out this Sydney Morning Herald article.