(CBC) — After 20 years of total blindness, an Australian woman has seen flashes of light and shapes thanks to a bionic eye implant.
Dianne Ashworth, 54, lost her sight two decades ago to a condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
When a research team in Australia fitted her with the bionic eye, she saw light for the first time since losing her sight: "All of a sudden I could see a little flash. It was amazing."
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She also saw shapes. "Every time there was stimulation, there was a different shape that appeared in front of my eye," Ashworth said. Check out this video explaining the process, and hearing from Dianne about the experience of seeing again after 20 years: