Wow this is sensational news! Technology is enabling the blind to see now. This is something akin to Star Trek: The Next Generation's blind character Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge who can see with special glasses called the VISOR which enable him to see clearly. Of course this is far off but still a possible reality.
I remember asking mom after seeing a blind old woman with those thick black glasses, "Do those glasses help her to see?", my mom thought it was a ridiculous assumption at that time.
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