Bionic Science is a Superhero for Dianne Ashworth

“Dianne Ashworth was diagnosed with a retinal disease at the age of 24,” writes David McAlpine for MOJO News.
“It would cause the mother of two young boys to eventually go blind. Years later, during an Australian-first trial, Dianne received a bionic eye implant. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a team of Melbourne scientists, the breakthrough gives hope to vision impaired people globally.”
Melbourne-based Bionic Vision Technologies (BVT) has been running a clinical trial for a bionic eye since 2018. The BVT technology is a combination of external input from a pair of glasses connected to an implant in the eye. This innovation is designed with a particular disorder in mind, degenerative retinitis pigmentosa (a genetic condition affecting 1 in 4,000 Australians).

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