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Long-term trial for bionic eye

26th March 2010

Scientists at Oxford University have announced the first long-term trial of a new eye implant.

From May six patients will receive the technology, which consists of electrodes that replace the retina at the back of the eye and can treat the degenerative disease retinitis pigmentosa, for a 12-month period. Previously in the UK trials of the technology – which allows patients to see in black and white and gives them the potential to read again – have been limited to three months.

 

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