This Is the Freakiest, Most Perfect Artificial Eyeball I've Ever Seen

I wrote about Visionary Effects awesome—and freaky—animatronics work before. The second version of their robotic eye with dilating pupil is even more impressive and way freakier. Just amazing. I wish I had a pair of these on my living room walls. [Thanks Visionary Effects!] » 12/06/12 11:42am 12/06/12 11:42am

The Solar Power Eye Implant Which Restores Sight

Electronic implants which restore sight to the blind aren't anything new, but one of their major stumbling blocks has been the need for an external power source. Now, that's about to change, because a team of researchers has built a digital implant out of infrared-slurping photovoltaic pixels—so it can power itself. » 5/14/12 11:20am 5/14/12 11:20am

The Smartphone Eyepiece That Diagnoses Cataracts

As cataracts is the main cause for blindness, a phone accessory that diagnoses cataracts could cut down on blindness, particularly in the developing world. As shown in the video here, MIT's CATRA is a low-cost solution which not only detects cataracts, but also tracks the severity of them over time. » 7/06/11 12:40pm 7/06/11 12:40pm

This Teeny Sensor Fits In an Eyeball—and Is Solar-Powered and Wireless

A fascinating prototype of sensor the size of a cubic millimeter has been developed with a lot of brilliant technology inside—never mind that its specifically meant for glaucoma patients. The device takes measurements every 15 minutes and uploads the readings once a day by 400 and 900MHz frequencies. Because of the… » 4/28/11 1:30am 4/28/11 1:30am