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HealthWatch: Microchip Helps Blind Patients See

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A new device is allowing some blind people to see.

Surgeons can implant a tiny microchip behind the eye that performs the work of the retina, processing light and sending signals to the brain.

CBS 2’s Dr. Holly Phillips has more on a medical breakthrough that could one day change the way doctors treat blindness.