And the blind shall see again, by implanting an artificial retina that sends picture to the brain from an eye-glasses mounted camera. Look for widespread restoration of sight for the blind within five years. R.C.J.
Silicon retina prostheses capable of being implanted inside the eyes to restore sight are entering the third generation with the aim of enabling reading, facial recognition and unaided mobility for previously blind patients. The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded major responsibility for the development of a third-generation retina prosthesis to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL, Livermore, Calif.). The third-generation artificial retina will enable previously blind people to read, recognize people's faces and restore mobility so that people can navigate about the world again using their sight.
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