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FDA approves device giving limited vision to blind

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first treatment designed to give limited vision to people who are blind, involving a technology called the “artificial retina.” With it, people with certain types of blindness can detect crosswalks on the street, burners on a stove, the presence of people or cars, and sometimes even over sized numbers or letters.

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