Tuesday, April 22, 2008

First Successful 'Bionic Eye' inplanted!

Surgeons have carried out the first operations in Britain using a pioneering “bionic eye”. The device was installed into the eye of a blind patient at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. The first of its kind — known as the Argus II retinal implant, incorporates a video camera and transmitter mounted on a pair of glasses. This is linked to an artificial retina, which transmits moving images along the optic nerve to the brain and enables the patient to discriminate rudimentary images of motion, light and dark.

Complete story in the Times online

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