Bionic eye implant surgery performed in Honolulu

March 26, 2015 3:38 PM

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For now, the woman can only see shades of gray. But as she recovers in the coming weeks, doctors expect her vision to slowly improve. It's possible that within two months the patient will be able to make out shapes, movement and up to nine colors.

"You don't put the chip on and flip a switch and they see, it takes a while for the brain to start seeing again," inventor Dr. Mark Humayan told ABC News.

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