Google has just patented an intraocular device that can correct your vision in an unconventional way—and that’s an understatement.
Google filed a patent for the device that would be “installed within a flexible polymeric material shaped to conform to the inside surface of a lens capsule of an eye," as the patent details.
The queasy aspect of this is that the, “Injection would take place ‘following the removal of the natural lens from the lens capsule,’” as Forbes reports.
This device would possess storage, radio, battery, sensors and an electronic lens; it’s unclear why a device intended to correct vision would need these various capabilities, but this is the future Google is pushing for.
Some may question if this is merely an extension of the laser-correcting technology used by companies such as Lasik; however, Mic notes that the vital difference is that, “Lasik is a procedure performed by a professional surgeon; the intraocular device comes from a tech company.”
With tech companies becoming involved in producing medical devices, this could potentially have some adverse consequences if the biology behind the technology isn’t completely sound.
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