Behind the headlines

28 October 2020
Autumn 2020

Eye health issues that are making the news.

VR headsets restore visual function

Virtual reality (VR) headsets could restore visual function in patients with moderate to severe visual impairment caused by conditions such as age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma. So claims a feature in the New York Times, describing a remotely controlled, wearable device called IrisVision, which enhances the image generated by patients’ remaining visual areas to enable clearer vision (Morrissey, 2020).

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