Apr 13 2006Bionic Vision Surgery for the Blind
Cheri Robertson, a woman who lost both of her eyes in a car crash, received an experimental new surgery that restored some of her vision. The procedure inserts electrodes into the brain that interact with a camera placed on the person's glasses, allowing someone without eyes to become slightly more terrifying to children. The surgery is only for people who had vision at one point in their life, and at this stage Cheri can only see "two splashes" of light . Not without risk, the surgery's main concern is an infection where the port goes into the head. Although I can appreciate the courage involved in attempting such a surgery, I have to point out that a seeing eye dog has never produced an infection in someone's brain port.