Nine men blind at birth have gained sight for the first time in their lives thanks to a 3mm chip scientists implanted behind their eyeballs. All nine men were born with the rare hereditary condition retinitis pigmentosa (RP).
Researchers at Tubingen University placed the chip under the blind retina to stimulate optical nerves. With the stimulus, most blind people gained functional vision and were also able to recognize objects. More than 15 million people suffer from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) which degrades people’s sight until they go blind.