On January 17, 2000, it was announced that a patient known as "Jerry", blind after a blow to his head 36 years previous, had regained his ability see.....
.... thanks to an artificial eye developed over the past 30 years by American eye specialist, William
Jerry "sees" by wearing spectacles attached to a miniature camera and an ultrasonic rangefinder.
These spectacles feed signals to a computer worn on the waistband, which processes the video and distance data, which is then sent by another computer to 68 platinum electrodes implanted in Jerry's brain, on the surface of the visual cortex.
He sees a simple display of dots that outline an object. Jerry's vision is the same as a severely shortsighted person - equivalent to 20/400. He is able to read two-inch letters at five feet....
VED SAYS....TO SEARCH FOR
KNOWLEDGE MEANS.....ONE HAS TO FIND OUT WHAT MADE ONE LOOSE ONE'S EYE SIGHT IN
THE FIRST PLACE.....FINDING THE ANSWER THROUGH VED...... WILL AVOID ANOTHER SUCH
Compiled from Guinness