New artificial eye retina which restores vision hits the market
Millions of people across the world suffer from eye degenerative conditions which lead eventually to blindness. Through years and years of research, scientists have now come up with an artificial eye retina which can bring back vision for those that have lost it due to this maladies.
The makers of the artificial eye retina call it the Bio Retina. It’s a very tiny chip that gets implanted behind your eye on top of the retina, and through electrical pulses sent from special corrective eye glasses from infrared beams patients are able to gain back some vision. The intitial results are not optimal, but the Bio Retina is supposed to return eye sight to 24x24 resolution, which is basically a pixelated gray scale point of view.
These 24x24 resolution results are with the first generation Bio Retina, but it’s also said that over time and improvements in later generations, vision may be able to be restored to a 72x72 gray scale resolution, as shown below. The Bio Retina is now available in Europe, and human trials will begin in 2013 in the U.S.