Argus II retinal implant hopes to gives sight to the blindMikey 3 comments
Surgeons in England have performed the first surgery of its kind using a 'bionic eye' that is hoped will help restore blind people sight in the future. The device uses a video camera/transmitter combination mounted on a pair of glasses. This is "linked to an artificial retina, which transmits moving images along the optic nerve to the brain and enables the patient to discriminate rudimentary images of motion, light and dark".
Truly outstanding stuff.