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MIT researchers are developing a microchip that adheres to an eye to revive sight, and it could begin human trials within three years.
The chip, encased in titanium to withstand the tortures of the human body for 10 years, sticks to the outside of your eyeball.
The eye’s lens still seems to be used, but light strikes implanted electrodes that in turn cause the chip to fire image information
directly into the optic nerve.
Users will still need to wear glasses, but not for the reasons you’d think. The glasses house a power source to transmit necessary
energy to the sight chip wirelessly.