Nov 4, 2016

New bionic eye implant connects directly to brain, allowing blind woman to see shapes & colors

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Scientists may have made a significant breakthrough in restoring human sight, as a woman who had been blind for seven years has regained the ability to see shapes and colours with a bionic eye implant.

The 30-year-old woman had a wireless visual stimulator chip inserted into her brain by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) surgeons in the first human test of the product. As a result, she could see colored flashes, lines, and spots when signals were sent to her brain from a computer.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, suffered no significant adverse side effects in the process, according to a statement.

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