It seems that the aim of Australia to lead in bionic vision is soon going to be a reality. Recently, Bionic Vision Australia revealed that they have tasted first success in bionic eye implant procedure.
They carried out a surgery on Dianne Ashworth, who has been suffering from retinitis pigmentosa. The disease had made Ashworth to suffer from profound vision loss. However, things have changed a bit as Ashworth has been able to see spots of lights.
Ashworth has also become the first person in the world to undergo an early prototype bionic eye procedure. Doctors were of the view that they have implanted the device at the back of Ashworth's eye. The device helps in producing image, further asserted the doctors, who have carried out the procedure on Ashworth.
While talking to Ashworth about her experience, she was of the view that it seems quite amazing to see different lights and shapes and that too all of a sudden. "All of a sudden, I could see a little flash. It was amazing. Every time there was stimulation, there was a different shape", said Ashworth.
The team of researchers was of the view that they will be able to develop two new prototypes with 12 to 18 months.
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