Humanity is about five years away from the world's first 3D artificial eyeball, which would outperform a real eye in many ways, researchers from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology state in a paper published in the journal Nature.
Professor Zhiyong Fan, of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, told The Sun: "I think if everything is on track, perhaps in five years, the technology will become practical".
"The device design has a high degree of structural similarity to a human eye with the potential to achieve high imaging resolution when individual nanowires are electrically addressed", the publication said.
A new #BionicEye could offer more than a chance to see the world with perfect vision. scientists say they're working on a bionic eye that could give humans #NightVision. pic.twitter.com/JL7q49aKix— NTD News (@news_ntd) May 23, 2020
The device might be able to return vision to people with damaged eyes and even grant people the ability to see clearly at night.