Gallery: Scientists Crack Code That Would Allow Bionic Eyes to Send Sig...


Two researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College have ‘cracked’ a mouse’s retina’s neural code and they believe that this information could be used to create a prosthetic device to restore sight to blind mice. The team have also done the same for a monkey retina — which is essentially identical to that of a human. In short, the researchers think that they can now design and create a bionic device that would allow the blind to see!

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  1. Sweetcharity September 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I have Glaucoma and have always dreamed of this! I’ve been blind in my left eye since I was 6 years old and I’m 33 now. Can this be done for a patient like me?

  2. Rinda Wilson August 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    My husband had to retire from his dental practice at age 40, due to an early-onset case of macular degeneration. Now 69, he is legally blind but his periferal vision enables him to live a fairly normal – though visually very limited – life. If anyone could give us contact information for Dr. Nirenberg, we would like to ask her if my husband could volunteer to be in the first human trials to test her exciting new retinal discovery.

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