An unproven stem cell therapy conducted by a Florida clinic has blinded three patients in an apparent clinical trial gone horribly wrong. The incident showcases the extent to which unscrupulous clinics will take advantage of desperate patients—and how the lack of government oversight contributes to the problem.
Telescopic eye implants have just been approved by the FDA and they're just as crazy as they sound. It's literally like attaching a miniature telescope to an eye, magnifying what a person can see by 2.2-2.7 times.
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.