A photograph of one of Lucy Burscough's paintings that will feature in the Ocular Bionica exhibition

Ocular Bionica

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2016. 

This painted stop-frame animation film tells the story of Ray, a patient who has lost his central vision to age-related macular degeneration. He becomes the first person with this condition to see with help from new technologies, highlighting advances in the treatment of sight loss and what they mean for humanity.

Ocular Bionica was made by artist Lucy Burscough in collaboration with Professor Paulo Stanga and Manchester Vision Regeneration Lab, inspired by real clinical trials.

Event partner


Thursday 20 October – Sunday 30 October

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
8am – 8.15pm

Manchester Museum
10am – 5pm

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Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL

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Age guidance

Adults and families 7+

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