Retinal implant restores sight!*

ScienceDaily Article

Through the use of diodes as retinal implants, researchers have restored partial sight to patients with retinal dystrophy – a progressive degenerative disorder. Science Daily has a good short article on this breakthrough, and you can see the research paper on the Royal Society’s Biological Sciences journal page.  Check out this video from AP for an outline of how it works:

We will look at this in much more detail in the Neurobiology and Behaviour unit – but if you’re interested, go ahead and read all about it! You might get inspired…


Food for thought – why might this technology not work for someone who is already blind?

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International Educator: China via Japan, Indonesia & the UK. Director of Innovation in Learning & Teaching. Science educator. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer. MA International Education & current EdD student. Experienced Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator. Interested in curriculum, pedagogy, purposeful EdTech and global competence. Find out more: Science site:

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