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A Biotech Startup Wants To Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over time, and they can be extremely painful if infected, irritated, or exposed to light that’s too bright. Italian biotech startup MHOX is embarking on an ambitious project: to improve human eyes by making synthetic replacements.

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ZoyosJD2048d ago

This seems like a graphic artist just had a field day with eyeballs. There is absolutely no way anyone is going to waltz in and completely remove an eye and just somehow make connections between a fake eyeball and a unique individuals neural network. If it were that easy we would have corrected paralysis injuries by now.

thorstein2048d ago

"Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe"

No, they are a myopic mess that can not even see the actual color of the sky correctly. They barely evolved leaving us with a gigantic blindspot.

Many, many animals have evolved better eyes than ours. The problem is that we didn't need our eyes to evolve anymore than they had so this is what we are stuck with.