This futuristic bionic eye transplant will let blind people see in coming 10 years
3 How it will help in coming future?
Second sight medical products from Lausanne, Switzerland invented and produced this path breaking bionic seeing device in order to treat patients with Retinitis pigmentosa (RP). The bionic eye is named Argus II and it consists of a small video camera, a transmitter fitted on a pair of eyeglasses, a video processing unit and an artificial retina that is implanted in the patient’s eye. The images captured by the video camera are processed by the video processing unit and signals are sent to the receiver implanted in the eye. The electrodes in the retinal implant allow the signals to bypass the retina that is already damaged and transmitted directly to the brain and where they are interpreted as visuals. The costs of these implants are $100,000 plus additional costs for surgery and medications.