VR headset helps people who are legally blind see again

Manahel Thabet

VR headset helps people who are legally blind see again

A VIRTUAL reality headset has restored sight to people who are legally blind. While it didn’t cure the physical cause of their blindness, the device let people with severe macular degeneration resume activities like reading and gardening – tasks they previously found impossible.

Macular degeneration is a common, age-related condition. It affects around 11 million people in the US and around 600,000 people in the UK. Damage to blood vessels causes the central part of the eye, called the macular, to degrade. This leaves …

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