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Bionic Eye Gets Green Signal

by Kathy Jones on March 15, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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 Bionic Eye Gets Green Signal

It is reported that a bionic eye that allows the blind to see has been approved after thorough testing.

Tests have demonstrated that the device is safe, which could mean that it eventually becomes routinely available on the NHS.

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Specialists said that tests over almost three years had "impressed" beyond their "most optimistic expectations," reports the Daily Express.

Revolutionary retina implants work in conjunction with a camera mounted on a pair of glasses.

They have already transformed the lives of 30 people during initial tests.

Doctors now hope the 'bionic eye' could be used to treat around 20,000 people in the UK who are blind because of failed retinas.

Source: ANI
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