A blind Missouri woman traveled to Portugal recently to have a bionic eye fitted, and it is no surprise that her homecoming made headlines. The technology is almost 40 years old, but the surgery to wire the sci-fi device to the brain is still one of the rarest operations in medicine. Cheri Robertson is just the 16th person in the world to undergo the experimental surgery, pioneered in 1968 by Dr. William Dobelle. The American medical researcher died in 2004.
Artificial vision has been a popular topic for journalists