blindness stories

 
Macular degeneration is one of the most frustrating ways to lose your sight, because while your peripheral vision usually remains good, looking straight ahead you typically see nothing but an inky void. This tiny implantable telescope fixes the problem, by refocusing your central vision away from the damaged part of the retina onto other areas that can still see well.
 
Sometimes I wonder if some things can really be upgraded using technology. Take the walking stick that blind people use, for example. It's pretty straightforward — you simply hold it in front of you to make sure you don't bump...