Bionic eye implants make blind ‘see again’

Bionic eye implants make blind ‘see again’ in pioneering operation
From the Daily Mail By JENNY HOPE Last updated at 23:52pm on 21st April 2008 click to read more.
Two blind men who thought they would never see their families again have had vision restored by Britain’s first “bionic” eye operations.     Electronic receivers were implanted which take signals from a camera mounted in a pair of glasses.      The technology allows enough vision to find doorways, follow individuals, locate objects across the room and help with eating.     It gives new hope to sufferers of diseases affecting the retina for which there is no cure.    Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital in central London implanted the artificial retinal devices as part of a Europeanwide clinical trial.

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