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Bionic eyes: Sci-fi to real life   
Friday, 31 August 2012

Produced by Samara Barr

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Sight for the blind. This dream became reality for Diane Ashton, when the first bionic eye prototype was turned on at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. The Wire found out more about this technological breakthrough for the blind community.

It's the stuff from Science Fiction but for Blind Vision Australia, the Bionic Eye has been an experiment years in the making. The three test subjects that had the prototype bionic eye transplanted last month were the first in the world. (Image by http://www.public-domain-image.com/people-public-domain-images-pictures/eye-opened-close-up.jpg.html)

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Professor Anthony Burkitt - Blind Vision Australia Director
Brandon Ah Tong - Policy and Public Affairs advisor, Vision Australia

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