Nano-Sized Semiconductor Dots Could Fix Your Terrible Vision

New Scientist reports that researchers at the University of Colorado came up with this crazy idea that if they inject semiconductor nanoparticles in your retinas, photons will make them glow, thus improving your vision. » 12/23/08 5:20pm 12/23/08 5:20pm

Researchers Create Bionic Eye Prototype, Render Guide Dogs Obsolete

The Boston Retinal Implant Project recently developed a bionic eye implant that will restore vision to those affected by degenerative blindness. The device works by being implanted into the back of the eyeball and working as a light transmitter to the brain, where the two are connected by a nerve/wire thinner than a… » 3/10/08 9:39pm 3/10/08 9:39pm

Eyeball-Implanted Camera Patent May Bring Electronic Vision, One Day

Implanting a micro-camera directly into the eyeball may be a future solution for restoring sight to people with damaged vision, according to this patent application. The camera could be charged wirelessly, and communicate directly with a chip implanted at the back of the eye, so very little external hardware would be… » 1/22/08 10:48am 1/22/08 10:48am