Bionic Eye Receives FDA Approval (Video)

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Posted February 14, 2013 by Johnny2x in Science

I wonder if you get get one of these even if you have two healthy eyes? I might be down for having an eye removed to replace it with a BIONIC EYE! How cool would that be?

Honestly, we are getting to some really cool places with the advancements in medical technology. Kudos to the brilliant people saving us all. The future looks amazing.

You decided. Here is the facts from popsci.com:

The Argus II works by substituting a small array of electrodes for the light-sensing cells that normally react to light by sending an electric signal toward the back of the retina. Those signals are relayed to the optic nerve behind the eye, and travel back along the nerve to the brain. In people with the genetic disease Retinitis pigmentosa, which affects about 100,000 people in the U.S. today, those light-sensing cells gradually stop working, resulting in total blindness.

In addition to the electrode array, which is implanted in the retina at the back of the eye, the Argus II system consists of a small video camera attached to a pair of eyeglasses and a visual processor the user carries around their waist. Data from the video camera is sent to the visual processor and then back to the glasses, where it is transmitted wirelessly to the embedded electrodes.

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