Monday, September 24, 2012

This Tiny Telescope Implant Gives Eyesight to the Blind [Monster Machines]

Getting old isn't all it's cracked up to be. Sure, you get a hefty discount at the Country Kitchen Buffet. But you also suffer from stuff like age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a retinal disease that afflicts more than 10 million people a year in the US alone. There's hope for the eyes of America's elderly, though: A new pea-sized ocular implant can restore vision to the those who have lost it. More »

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