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Australian scientists set their sights on the future with testing of bionic eye

Do you remember the Six Million Dollar Man?

If so, before you think Steve Austin’s eye implants were completely far-fetched, the biomedical department at the University of New South Wales is setting its sights on the futuristic implants.

The Phoenix99 bionic eye system is a fully implantable system which could restore vision to thousands of patients nationwide.

Professor Gregg Suaning is one of the people behind the project and he tells Ross Greenwood “we’re still a way off, but we are getting there”.

“We’re building up this device and we’ve tested it, and everything’s working perfectly.

“We’re gearing up for humans studies as soon as we can possibly do it.”