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Tech giant to cure shortsightedness with electronic lens implants

The tech giant recently published a new patent that takes optometric electronics to a whole other level.

Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Google is working on a cure for short-sightedness, a cure which it believes it can achieve by taking out the biological lenses in your eyes and replacing them with motorized ones, controlled by tiny computers.

"The planned device […] contains a number of tiny components: storage, sensors, radio, battery and an electronic lens. The eyeball device gets power wirelessly from an “energy harvesting antenna.” The patent describes what looks like an external device to interface with the eyeball computer. The two will communicate through a radio and the ”interface device,” contains the processor to do the necessary computing," said Google in the patent, according to Innovation Village.

The device will be injected into the eye in liquid form and it will solidify afterwards.

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It would work in the same way a natural lens would changing shape when it needs to focus, Innovation Village reports. The mechanism will also have its own storage and will be powered wirelessly from an energy saving antenna.

The patent for this concept has already been filed by Google but there is no telling when and if the concept will ever come to fruition. But let's keep our eyes out because, well, you never know.

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