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Bionic eye (artificial retina) for blinds, Argus II lets them see partially; unbelievable but true!

Let the blind person see this wonderful world with their own eyes!

NYTreports: The Argus II allows Barbara Campbell, who lost her sight 20 years ago, to see the world through patterns of light. Scientists hope it is the beginning of even more treatments..”

US’s FDA has approved the Argus II (by SecondSight Medical Products, Inc.), the revolutionary artificial retina, bionic eye (retinal prosthesis system), which gives hope and some promise to visually impaired to see the world through their eyes, partially.


This is a great advancement and an evolution in the modern high tech medical science, the Argus II bionic eye would allow the certain type of blind peoples to know about the crosswalks on roads, if there are people present nearby or may be vehicles or cars there! They can also read large letters and numbers, 

... the medical science, tele-medicine, and bio-metrics etc. are progressing day-by-day,  certainly they have a very promising role in health and care of modern human's life : )


Bionic eye (artificial retina) for blinds, Argus II lets them see partially; unbelievable but true, is FDA approved
Bionic eye (artificial retina) for blinds, Argus II lets them see partially; unbelievable but true, is FDA approved
NYT further explains how it works:

“The artificial retina is a sheet of electrodes implanted in the eye. The patient is also given glasses with an attached camera and a portable video processor. This system, called Argus II, allows visual signals to bypass the damaged portion of the retina and be transmitted to the brain.


UK's DailyMail seems to be excited to report:

Argus II Prosthetic Retina is the product of over 20 years of research … We can apply it to other parts of the body and we can …”

The businesswire explains about Argus II system:

The Argus II System works by converting video images captured by a miniature camera housed in the patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses that are transmitted wirelessly to an array of electrodes on the surface of the retina. These pulses are intended to stimulate the retina’s remaining cells resulting in the corresponding perception of patterns of light in the brain. The patient then learns to interpret these visual patterns thereby regaining some visual function. Second Sight gained European approval (CE Mark) for the system in 2011 and FDA approval in 2013. It remains the first and only approved retinal prosthesis anywhere in the world.”
…This seems to be a ‘gadget’ bit like Google glasses (internet and augmented reality), but in fact it is a medical miracle device or a useful gadget for some persons, who are unfortunate enough to have no vision, God Bless!!!

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