Bionic Eye Test Shows Promising Results
Trials have been conducted on 30 subjects in 10 centers across the United States on the first ever Bionic Eye and the results are promising. Dr Allen Ho, the lead scientist of the study, toldZonopa, “I look forward to future studies with this technology, which may make possible expansion of the intended use of the device, including treatment for other diseases and eye injuries”
The device works by using a microscopic video camera, located in the glasses of the patient. The device sends collected information to a special processing unit. The unit then converts the signals to an electronic device implanted into the patient’s retina.
The device known as Argus II is used to improve the vision of people blinded by retinitis pigmentosa. The unit has a cost of approximately $100,000.