The project started 10 years ago when, to determine if Goldring had any healthy retina left, her doctors sent her to the Schepens Eye Research Institute at Harvard. Technicians there used a diagnostic device called a scanning laser opthamaloscope, or SLO, to look into her eyes.You can read more over at Fox News.
The SLO projected a simple image of a stick-figure turtle past the hemorrhages inside her left eye that contributed to her blindness and directly onto the retina of one eye. She could see the turtle, but wanted more, and asked the technicians to project the word "sun."
Seeing machine allows some blind people to see again
Posted on Saturday, May 27 2006 @ 7:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Scientists have created a "seeing machine" that offers sight to some blind people: