The bionic eye's inexorable advance continued this weekend, as doctors reported they were able to implant tiny telescopes (telescopes!) into the eyes of patients suffering from macular degeneration.
Bionic eyes that return sight to the blind might not be as far off as previously thought, with researchers in London carrying out the first treatment on a pair of patients in a study of a new technology.
An experimental new blindness cure is currently being tested on our feline friends, with light-sensing chips being placed at the backs of their eyes to restore sight. Since cats have similar eyes to humans and can get retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that leads to blindness, just like us, they make a great stand-in for…