Bionic eye lecture to stream live online

Don’t miss this fascinating talk on the bionic eye by Associate Professor Penny Allen – streaming live on Thursday 21 November.

A bionic eye sounds like a dream, but incredible advances in research and technology are putting this futuristic device within sight.

Associate Professor Penny Allen leads the bionic eye research at the Centre for Eye Research Australia, working closely with the Bionics Institute.

Her team has developed a next-generation bionic eye prototype that has given four blind a ‘sense of vision’ – the ability to detect edges, shapes and movement to aid them in navigating the everyday world.

For the 2019 Gerard Crock Lecture, Associate Professor Allen will present Seeing the Future: The Bionic Eye and Beyond – a fascinating discussion of how this remarkable device offers hope for people with inherited retinal diseases, the most common cause of blindness in working-age people.

The Gerard Crock Lecture series honours the memory of renowned ophthalmologist, the late Professor Gerard Crock, inaugural Ringland Anderson Professor of Ophthalmology.

Seeing the Future: The Bionic Eye and Beyond will stream live on Thursday 21 November, 6-7.30pm AEDT, on CERA’s Facebook page and website.

Seeing the Future: The Bionic Eye and Beyond

Thursday 21 November

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Add to Calendar

11/21/2019 06:00 PM

11/21/2019 07:30 PM


/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.