Blind man regains partial sight thanks to bionic eye

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Larry Hester is the 7th person in the U.S. to have a bionic eye implanted.

Thanks to bionic eye technology, people diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease are seeing a new future. And Larry Hester is the seventh person in the U.S. to have a so-called bionic eye – an Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Device — implanted. It allows him to see for the first time in 33 years. (Videos)



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Scientists discover new human body part

Dua’s layer, a new layer of the human cornea.

A new discovery to the human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but it will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he’s calling it Dua’s layer.



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Incredible Microscopic Pictures of the Human Eye Revealed


The human eye is captured in glorious detail by Suren Manvelyan

These pictures are a sight for sore eyes.  For while they may resemble the dramatic surface of the Red Planet they are actually the eye-catching images of the human iris in all its glorious detail – each one as unique as a fingerprint. (Pics)


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Eye Implant Developed That Allows Blind to See Shapes and Objects


An experimental retinal implant allowed a blind research subject to see well enough to distinguish between different kinds of fruit.

Scientists have developed an eye implant that allowed three blind patients to see shapes and objects within days of treatment in a trial and say the device could become routine for some kinds of blindness in five years.


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Reduce Computer-Caused Eye Strain with the 20-20-20 Rule


Computer Caused Eye Strain Can Be A Big Problem

Repetitive stress injury (RSI) and eye strain are common ailments among computer users, and there’s no silver bullet for avoiding them beyond taking regular breaks to relax. Following his doctor’s advice, tech blogger Amit Agarwal suggests a simple 20-20-20 rule.

To help you deal with this problem, the 20-20-20 rule suggest that after every 20 minutes, you (the computer user) should take a break for at least 20 seconds and look at objects that are 20 feet away from you…

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EyePhone: Allows User to Control a Smart Phone with Eye Movement


EyePhone tracks a person’s eye relative to a phone’s screen, letting users activate applications by blinking.

It’s hard sending a text message with arms full of groceries or while wearing winter gloves. Voice control is one alternative to using your fingers, but researchers are also working on other hands-free ways to control mobile devices. A team at Dartmouth College has now created an eye-tracking system that lets a user operate a smart phone with eye movement.


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Subretinal Implant Successfully Tested On Humans, Makes Blind Narrowly See

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How many scientists does it take to properly install a lightbulb? When that lightbulb is an implant that stimulates retinal photoreceptors to restore one’s sight, quite a few — even if they disagree whether said implant should be placed on top of the retina (requiring glasses to supply power and video feed) or underneath, using photocells to channel natural sunlight. Now, a German firm dubbed Retina Implant has scored a big win for the subretinal solution with a three-millimeter, 1,500 pixel microchip that gives patients a 12 degree field of view…

New Trend In Prison: Tattoo Your Eyes!


Not for the squeamish! At first glance, it seems improbable and downright impossible, but inmates are actually attempting to stand out from the crowd by having ink injected into the whites of their eyes.  DamnCoolPics has a bit more information on the procedure…

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Vision-Restoring Surgery That Used Patient’s Tooth Performed In U.S.


Sharron Kay Thornton talks with her lead surgeon Victor Perez who restored sight to her left eye.

Doctors in Miami announced Wednesday that they had performed a vision-restoring surgery that used the 60-year-old patient’s tooth.The surgery, the first in the USA, was performed Labor Day weekend at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Afterward, patient Sharron Thornton was able to see for the first time in nine years. “Sharron was able to see 20/60 this morning. She was seeing only shadows a couple of weeks ago,” says ophthalmologist and surgeon Victor Perez.


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