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Science Nation: Artificial Retina

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Kathy Blake is blind but two years ago she got a glimmer of hope. She heard about an artificial retina being developed by a company called Second Sight and the Doheny Eye Institute in Los Angeles. It was experimental, but Kathy was the perfect candidate. With funding from the National Science Foundation, a camera is built into a pair of glasses, sending radio signals to a tiny chip in the back of the retina. The chip, small enough to fit on a fingertip, is implanted surgically and stimulates nerves that lead to the vision center of the brain.

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Runtime: 5 minutes 14 seconds

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Episode 1
4 minutes
Grade Level: 7 - 12
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Episode 2
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Episode 10
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