"Bionic" sight. FDA approves implant.

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"Bionic" sight. FDA approves implant.
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Fri, 07-09-2010 - 10:52am

Seven years ago, life changed for Ed Nungesser in the twinkling of an eye after his wife told him about a report she saw on World News.   


The report was about doctors testing a new technology to implant tiny telescopes into people's eyes as a way to improve eyesight.


Nungesser had been legally blind for years. He suffers from macular degeneration.


to read more....  http://abcnews.go.com/WN/fda-approves-procedure-inserts-telescope-eye-giving-suffering/story?id=11121305


 


 

 



 

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Very interesting! My retina specialist said there are a lot of things in the works. I hope there are more discoveries, and the sooner the better! He said it can take decades for it to lead to blindness, but the dry form can change quickly to the wet form, so I keep doing my chart every day. I have noticed a change in my left eye, but I don't know if that's the AMD or just that I need new glasses.


Ah, getting older is such fun. LOL

Jan


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I figured if it takes DECADES, and this is approved now and appears to 'work', that in another decade or two, this should be 'perfected' and more accepted by insurance and drs.