Scientists returned their sight to partially blind woman with a bionic eye
Scientists from government financing consortium with Bionic Vision Australia managed surgically inserted first prototype of a bionic eye of 24 electrodes that restored some sight to a blind woman allowing him to return to see shapes of objects.
“I do not know what to expect when suddenly I saw a small flash, was incredible,” said Dianne Ashworth patient , who suffered from a hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa.
The next step for the scientists is to improve the prototype bionic Eye of the patient, which has integrated electrodes that stimulate nerve cells so in a controlled environment, scientists can adjust the operation to help Ashworth to recognize more types of forms. It’s not perfect but it is a breakthrough.
Later scientists say they plan to create more versions of the bionic eye electrodes. They believe that a person with 98 electrodes could recognize objects with 1,024 large and could recognize faces.
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