National Geographic : 2010 Jan
New Vision Eyelids stretched wide under anesthesia, Jo Ann Lewis, 79, received new hardware in and around her eyeball, which works with a computer to transmit imagery to her brain. Electronics circumvent damaged light-receptor cells and give the blind Texan back a vestige of vision---shimmering lines, vague shapes, washes of color. "I don't see like you see," she says. "We're on the ground floor of this technology."