Bionic Eye Implant

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Bionic Eye Implant
Health, Medical, Technology
Optics
December 2013
Second Sight

Argus II is a retinal implant that helps restore vision for patients blinded by a degnerative eye disease. This technology has allowed patients to read newspapers and see color for the first time in years.

The Argus II bypasses the eye completely and directs signals to the optic nerve of the brain.The outside information is recorded onto the glasses and feeds it into the brain.

This implant does not restore vision yet but is helping people identify photographed objects and hopefully lead way into different implants, such as being able to stimulate the brain directly for glaucome patients who‘s optic nerves are damaged.

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Original Sources:

http://inhabitat.com/the-worlds-first-bionic-eye-implant-hits-us-market-next-month/argus-implant-retina-2/
http://www.2-sight.com/

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