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Melbourne geniuses have invented something to help 1000s see better

Justin and Kate

Hundreds of thousands of people could benefit from a Melbourne invention that will keep eyes working for longer.

The Bionics Institute and Centre for Eye Research has designed a device that can be implanted behind the eye and use electrical surges to prevent retinal cells dying.

Pre-clinical trials are continuing, with the aim of starting human clinical trials in 12-18 months, the Herald Sun reports.

Robert Klupacs, chief executive of Bionics Institute, told Kate and Justin the piece could help “hundreds of thousands of people around the world”.

Click PLAY above to hear Robert Klupacs explain more on 3AW Breakfast.

Justin and Kate
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