Technology to Bring Vision To The Blind
Scientists in the U.S. and Australia are using new devices, experimental a bionic eyes, to help bring sight to the sightless.
It uses similar technology to cochlear implants that have been helping people hear for decades.
Both implanted devices stimulate key nerves connected to the brain so that people can enjoy the senses of sight or hearing. VOA's Paul Sisco takes a look.
Here is how it works.
As you can see in the image this woman is wearing glasses, with a minicamera. It communicates with electrodes implanted in her eye that stimulate the retina.