Bionic Eyes (Hopefully) Coming Soon.

January 24, 2007 by Static | 1 Comment
Filed Under Announcements, Other, Technology

PhotoreceptorThis posting is for those who won’t be able to read this news unfortunately. But someone who is not blind could maybe enlighten one. Currently, an experiment in hopes of curing blindness has been undergoing with cats. Our feline friends have been chosen as the unfortunate ones, as they have surprisingly similar eyes as humans and are vulnerable to retinitis pigmentosa, which is a disease that attacks the rods and the cones in our eyes, leading to blindness. It is said that light-sensing chips are placed on back of the cat’s eyes to restore sight and light.

What is more surprising is there have already been a few limited human testing of this chip too, with much optimistic results. One of the key components to a fully visible eye sight is light, and these chips have proven themselves to provide light to human eyes too. Results have shown that patients with retinitis pigmentosa have shown improvements in eye sights, or at least slowness in the disease. Unfortunately, they cannot yet produce actual images to comprehend, but the fact that a foundation might be finally established to replace the photoreceptors in our eyes is definitely a news worthy event.

[via Doc in the Machine]

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  1. Waylon Dorka on June 14, 2007 10:40

    This one makes sence “One’s first step in wisdom is to kuesstion everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.”

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