Another breakthrough has just been made in the science and health industries. According to a recent report, Scientists have now developed a retinal implant capable of restoring lost vision in rats, and are planning to run a trial of the procedure in humans later this year.

The implant is capable of converting light into an electrical signal stimulating retinal neurons which may result in providing hope to millions who experience retinal degeneration – including retinitis pigmentosa – in which photoreceptor cells in the eye begin to break down, leading to blindness.