Restoring Eyesight

Have a look at this story.

The first blind patients to be fitted with electronic eye implants in a UK clinical trial have regained “useful vision” only weeks after surgery….

The implants are basically little camera chips that get hooked up to the neural circuitry in the eye. The results are not normal human developed vision, but the patients can see stuff.

Having gotten your attention with that remarkable story, let me remind you of this:

Dining In The Dark: Hope for Retinal Disease

Thank you very much.


  1. #1 Ian Musgrave
    May 4, 2012

    Just in case no-one has pointed this out, Science Blogs RSS feeds and Last 24 hours web page are borked, showing no new posts since April 30.

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    May 4, 2012

    Ian thanks for pointing that out. I had noticed and I passed that info on.

    I strongly suspect that this is actually a good thing rather than a bad thing. The Branding is just around the corner. I regard this glitch to be the equivalent of the maternity nurse looking up between your legs and saying “Oh! 9 centimeters!”

    Or at least, that’s what I hope!

  3. #3 Ian Musgrave
    May 6, 2012


    The Google reader feeds and the 24 hours feed are still borked, by the plain old RSS feed in Firefox is working!

    Cheers! Ian

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    May 6, 2012


    From my end, the Cardinals have gone into the room and we’re waiting for smoke.