Re: "Star Trek: First Contact" Technical Questions

Ira Brodsky (
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 15:14:41 -0600

Chris Hind wrote,

>...After seeing Geordi's new eyes on "Star Trek:
>First Contact" I am beginning to wonder how long it will be before we can
>design and create mechanical eyes to allow the blind to see or for our own

My eye doctor told me that if someone is truly blind (e.g., the retina is
destroyed), then the optic nerve dies. Therefore, it would not be possible
to replace the entire eye *unless* you invent a way to bypass the optic

Ira Brodsky
Datacomm Research Company
Wilmette, Illinois