New Technology Is Helping Blind People to See
For those who don’t get to “see” the world, life can be very different and challenging. Scientists have long been struggling to help those who are sight-impaired, but progress has been slow. The eye is an extremely complex organ, and trying to duplicate its mechanisms has proved almost impossible. Now, an amazing health breakthrough has just been developed to tackle this problem. It’s a bionic eye that’s just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for commercial sale.
The bionic device is called the “Argus II,” and it has been tested in blind people over the past couple of years. While the device doesn’t allow anyone who’s sight-impaired to see in color, it does allow a blind individual to see the outline of objects. If this doesn’t sound like much of an improvement, it’s still pretty spectacular for those who can’t see at all.