Researchers Create Bionic Eye Prototype

A bionic device the size of a pencil eraser — the labor of 20 years for a group of visionary Hub doctors and scientists — is offering hope that some forms of blindness could be alleviated within a few years. The Boston Retinal Implant Project, partially based at the VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain, is one of 22 programs around the world working to restore vision to the degenerative blind. Their work: a bio-electronic implant that delivers images to the brain via a connector the width of a human hair

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