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U.S. FDA approves first bionic eye
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first bionic eye. The implantable device was developed to help adults with limited vision from a rare genetic disorder to be able to see.
Images sent directly to the retina help blind patient read
Scientists have used retinal implants to help blind people read braille. The Argus II device, used in 50 patients, helped one blind patient see projected patterns and letters for the first time by sending images directly to the retina of the eye.
Bionic vision research progressing rapidly around the world
The race to deliver an effective bionic eye is alive and well with researchers in Australia, the U.S. and Germany reaching important milestones and undertaking patient trials.
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