The trial testing phase of a new retinal prosthesis is about to begin following the preliminary success of a prototype. The prototype has reportedly enabled six different people to regain their sight where they previously had lost it entirely. Within a few weeks of the new prosthesis, all the patients could detect light, identify objects, and perceive motion. This is indeed promising news for the vision impaired, and I look forward to seeing just how well it works in more wide spread use.
[tags]retinal prosthesis, blindness, blind, vision impaired[/tags]