An update on the progress and future of the bionic eye – a prototype of which has restored “a sense of vision” to blind patients – has been given by the lead on the project at the Centre for Eye Research Australia and is now available as a video.
Associate Professor Penny Allen gave the 2019 Gerard Crock lecture last week. Allen’s team at CERA has developed a bionic eye prototype, which has given four retinitis pigmentosa sufferers the ability to “detect edges, shapes and movement,” and is close to clinical translation.
According to CERA, the lecture offers “a fascinating discussion of how this remarkable device offers hope for people with inherited retinal diseases, the most common cause of blindness in working-age people.”
Allen’s presentation is below.
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