Bionic Eye Gives Blind Man Sight

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7919645.stm

Having read this article it would seem that this gentleman now has the same level of residual vision as I do. The headline makes it sound fabulous. In reality though, I find this level of vision is often distracting as these random patches of light and shade are difficult to interpret.

I do wish the press would stop sensationalising this type of thing. Its almost as though any glimmer is hope in the extreme, taking us out of our prison of perpetual darkness.

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About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.
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2 Responses to Bionic Eye Gives Blind Man Sight

  1. misterdog says:

    Asking a journalist not to sensationalize any story they get their greasy paws on is sort of like asking for responsibility in the profession. It may have been there at one time but alas that time has long passed.
    When I was a kid they did a couple news paper articles on me, and a 6 minute tv segment for filler in the local news. Even being that young, it smacked of bullshit and I had to wonder who this other kid was?

  2. fleurette67 says:

    Typical sighted journalist’s reaction
    Hi Mel! You’re perfectly right to dislike the way the writer of the article about the so-called “bionic eye” sensationalises this tecnical breakthrough. But your previous commenter is right that sensationalisatio and hype are the tools of the modern journalist’s trade. Not to mention the fact that too many sighted people consider blindness the worst thing that could ever happen to them, so sighted journalists are particularly thrilled with anything wich will help blind people escape their supposedly horrible dark world. As far as I’m concerned, a technical breakthrough which gives someone perfect sight, rather than patchy vision, would be far worthier of journalistic hype.

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