It looks like Geordi LaForge’s vision visor is already outdated. A tiny 3mm microchip has given vision back to the blind. Scientists and doctors in Oxford implanted a new “bionic eye” microchip in the eyes of two blind individuals last month during a grueling eight-hour operation. The chips were placed in the back of the eyes and connected with electrodes. Weeks later, both individuals — Chris James and Robin Millar — have regained ‘useful vision’ and are well on their way to recognizing faces and seeing once again, reports Sky News. Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bionic-eyes-activate-microchip-gives-sight-to-the-blind/#ixzz2MGEVuEDh Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook

It looks like Geordi LaForge’s vision visor is already outdated. A tiny 3mm microchip has given vision back to the blind. Scientists and doctors in Oxford implanted a new “bionic eye” microchip in the eyes of two blind individuals last month during a grueling eight-hour operation. The chips were placed in the back of the eyes and connected with electrodes. Weeks later, both individuals — Chris James and Robin Millar — have regained ‘useful vision’ and are well on their way to recognizing faces and seeing once again, reports Sky News. 

Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/bionic-eyes-activate-microchip-gives-sight-to-the-blind/#ixzz2MGEVuEDh
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