Bionic Eye

Bionic Eye

A partially sighted pensioner has had his central vision restored for the first time in nearly a decade after he received a bionic eye.

The bionic eye implant receives its visual information from a miniature camera mounted on glasses worn by the patient.The images are converted into electrical pulses and transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes attached to the retina.The electrodes stimulate the remaining retina’s remaining cells which send the information to the brain.

Bionic Eye

Development of bionic vision devices is accelerating rapidly due to collaborative efforts using the latest silicon chip and electrode design, computer vision processing algorithms, and wireless technologies. We are optimistic that a range of practical, safe, and effective bionic vision devices will be available over the next decade and that blind individuals will have the ability to “see” their world once again.

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