All of Sudden I Could See a Little Flash of Light. It Was Amazing.
Bionic Vision Australia researchers have successfullyperformed the first implantation of an early prototype bionic eye with 24 electrodes.
Dianne Ashworth has profound vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited condition. She has now received what she calls a “pre-bionic eye” implant that enables her to experience some vision.
Her implant was switched on last month at the Bionics Institute, while researchers held their breaths in the next room, observing via video link.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but all of a sudden, I could see a little flash…it was amazing. Every time there was stimulation there was a different shape that appeared in front of my eye,” Ms Ashworth said.
This is amazing.