The study team hope this promising new method could soon be used to similarly restore people's vision in years to come.
The technique identifies mutations known as single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs, that co-occur with disease.
"Becoming a dog mom to a special needs dog changed my life."
“The findings underscore the need for sleep therapy in people at high risk."
“It was really intense seeing him for the first time because I could see every detail of his face so clearly.
“It was really, really tough, and I learned how trusting blind people are with those around them."
The implant, made out of collagen protein from a pig’s skin, resembles the human cornea - the outermost transparent layer of the eye.
His fingertips are so sensitive he can detect the minute difference after wood has been sprayed with fine paint purely by touch.
To make the breakthrough, the team reprogrammed stem cells to models of diseased eye cells.
“It was a real happy ending. He’s a fabulous dog, a one of a kind."