After having been in beta for months, Apple will almost surely announce when the final version of iOS 11 will be officially available. iOS 11 includes a number of new features such as improved Live Photos, more room for storage thanks to better compression, a new version of iMessage, revamped notifications and more. But the most interesting thing about iOS11 could be its integration with ARKit, Apple’s new augmented reality platform. ARKit gives developers a powerful and easy way to build AR apps without all the stringent hardware requirements of Google’s failed Tango platform .
There is hope, thanks to a new approach using a low-tech, low-cost method that can be done in an assembly-line fashion, requiring less than five minutes per operation. Surgical teams can do more than 10 cases per hour, and up to several hundred operations per day. Instead of using phacoemulsification, the cataract is removed with a technique pioneered at Aravind Eye Hospital in Southern India and Tilganga Eye Center in Nepal. These two centers manufacture their own artificial lenses at very low cost, so that they can provide cataract surgery to the poor for around $15 per operation.