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Photos of the Day: Surgeons Implant First 'Bionic Eye'

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:59am
University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center

The Kellogg Eye Center is now offering the first FDA-approved retinal implant for people with late-stage retinitis pigmentosa.

 Read: First 'Bionic Eye' Retinal Prosthesis Implanted  

 

The retinal prosthesis, Argus II. 

 

 

The system includes glasses, VPU, and a cable. The individual wears glasses equipped with a camera that captures images and converts them into a series of small electrical pulses. 

 

 

 

 The pulses are transmitted wirelessly to the prosthesis and its array of electrodes on the surface of the retina.

 

 

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