Re: "Star Trek: First Contact" Technical Questions

Roderick A. Carder-Russell (
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 22:50:44 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 24 Nov 1996, Ira Brodsky wrote:

> 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
> nerve.

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It's the May issue of the IEEE Spectrum, they discuss this very topic. I
also recall hearing of work being done on a processor that floats on the
retina and interprets incoming signals and passes them on to the optic
nerve, for the visually impaired (though I could imagine many
opportunities for augmentation, not just repair and restoration). I don't
recall what that is from (I've gone through back issues of most of the
journals that it could be in), anyone have any idea?
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Roderick A. Carder-Russell
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specializing in man-machine symbiosis

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