Bionic eyes cometh in 2013

Bionic eyes cometh in 2013

Posted on 05th May 2012

Australian scientists hope to have a prototype bionic eye built and ready to test on humans within the next year.

The bionic eye which we’ve highlighted before gives hope to people suffering from various types of retinal degeneration and works by implanting 98 electrodes (pictured below) into the retina to replace the damaged cells. An image from a tiny spec mounted camera is then relayed onto the electrodes in the retina. The signal is then passed through the optic nerve to the brain to all the person wearing to see the image from the camera.

Such complex work needs high-tech equipment and the lab in New South Wales has just spent $2.5mill upgrading their equipment to carry out the delicate research.


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