The Israeli Chip That Gives Sight to the Blind

Nano Retina says it has successfully implanted miniature device in animal eyes, wiring it to along optic nerve to brain's neurons.

Herzliya-based Nano Retina intends to change the lives of millions of people all over the world by doing the seemingly impossible. “We want to restore sight to blind people,” says CEO Ra’anan Gefen. The company developed technology to help those who have lost their sight due to retinal degeneration from diseases affecting people over 60, as opposed to those born blind. That’s...