Bionic eye could end blindness

Bionic eye could end blindness

Dec 19, 2011

Ron Oja has stated many times that technology prophesies. For example, he has taught how the move from analog to digital (e.g., from VHS and audio tapes to CDs and DVDs) prophesies the coming immortality of the sons of God. The above headline, therefore, caught my eye (pun intended).

Apparently, medical science and electronic engineering have brought us to the point where a bionic implant can restore sight to the blind (not for all people and not in all cases, but it is a start). The same is true of hearing. There are now technological devices that can be implanted in a patient’s inner ear to restore hearing. (I do not have a link but I heard a radio ad for the device and procedure.)

Both of these foretell that we are on the verge of a great awakening in the spiritual realm. At this time in our nation, we are a people of great spiritual blindness and deafness. At the time of the first coming of Christ, this verse was wholly applicable.

Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

This great darkness (spiritual blindness) is also entirely applicable in December of 2011 as our nation is spiritually circling the drain. These facts also prophesy that the second appearing of Christ is at the threshold. Here below is the article from the December 19, 2011 Daily Mail in the UK. (I’ve omitted the illustrations, but you can link to the complete article here.)

A bionic eye that could restore the sight to the blind is to be tested on Britons. Small-scale trials on the Continent have already produced ‘quite astonishing’ results. The tiny implantable microchip allowed men and women who thought they would never be able to see again to read a clock and identify everyday objects.

Now, the wafer-thin device is to be implanted in Britons for the first time, with the first operations due within weeks. Up to 12 men and women will be treated, with the surgery taking place in Oxford and London. If these, and similar operations in Europe, prove the device from German firm Retina Implant to be safe and effective it could be on the market by 2013.

Most of the Britons treated will be middle-age and all will have retinitis pigmentosa, a hereditary disease that destroys the light-sensitive retina at the back of the eye. A microchip packed with 1,500 light sensors designed to replace those lost to disease is implanted in the back of the eye.

The sensors convert light to electrical signals. These stimulate nerves in the retina which pass signals down the optic nerve to the brain to turn into an image. Robert MacLaren, the surgeon who will lead the Oxford arm of the trial, cautioned that the surgery is still experimental and the device does not work in all cases.

Category: Prophecy