I’ve worked in the vision care industry for two of the largest players, Bausch & Lomb and Johnson & Johnson. This is an amazing concept, albeit at least more than a decade away from feasibility. Nonetheless, I suspect that the lessons learned from their work could have implications for other vision correction needs where the installation of micro-electronics could help treat eye diseases.
For example, consider glaucoma, where pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve, among other things. A miniature pump could be installed and controlled through micro-electronics (which is actually already being explored by other companies). Also, consider the back-of-the-eye diseases, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy; neither has a cure and both could benefit from the delivery of targeted doses of drugs through an embedded micro-electronic device.