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TJ McDermott
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Re: Innovations in the medical field
TJ McDermott   9/27/2013 1:21:29 AM
Wow.  Just, WOW!

I hesitate to ask (because I'll just make myself queasy), but curiosity is always going to win out.

It sounds like this artificial retina gets implanted inside the eye, back against the existing retina?  Or is it part of an entire artificial eye?

We can look beyond the horizon (if you'll permit a turn of phrase) to what might be added to this technology in the future.  Laser range finder (the idea of lasers shooting out of one's eyes is too good to pass up)?  Autozooming?  Image capturing?


Elizabeth M
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Innovations in the medical field
Elizabeth M   9/26/2013 6:18:44 AM
Some of the most interesting technological innovations are happening in the field of medical, and involve the use of nanotechnology. This artificial retina is a prime example. The ability to restore full sight to someone who has lost it is quite an incredible proposition, and to use a renewable energy source to power the device shows real forward thinking as well. So not only does this invention have the potential to do good for a patient, but it also is environmentally friendly.

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