Doctor Mark Humayun, professor of the ophthalmology and biomedical engineering together with experts from the Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California initiated the first bionic eye.
Bionic eye consists of a video camera at the dimensions of the haricot bean grain implanted in the eyeball. The camera is connected to an artificial retina, which transmits moving images to the brain by the optic nerve.
The invention gives blind people the ability to see and scientists say that it may be launched in serial production in 3-5 years. Using this invention at the institute where he works, d-r Humayun has already tested the first artificial sight system called Argus.
This gadget is connected to a camera installed in the eyeglasses which catches images that are converted into electric signals which are transmitted by wireless technology to an implant situated behind the retina. Electrodes from the implant decode the signal and create a rudimentary black and white images, transmitted by the optic nerve to the brain.
By now the usage of 10 electrodes has been obtained. Afterwards, at the second stage in is supposed to use 60 electrodes, which offer the patients possibility to see clearer images, but the specialists try to create the third implant with 1000 electrodes, which will offer face recognition.
(TIME.com)-- It won't restore sight completely, but allows sight-impaired individuals to detect light and dark. On Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug ,News of the first implantation of a "bionic" eye that allows retinal disease patients to see again hit the headlines this week. Tina Tan, business editor ,The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the approval of the first bionic eye for use in the United States. The creation of this retinal prosthesis stems, in ,He has asked for the bionic eye since he first learned of it. So far, I understand it is not used for MDegeneration, Could this change?,http://video.news.sky.com/skynews/video/ Sky News has learned that two British patients, who have been blind for several years, have been fitted with a ,Doctor Mark Humayun, professor of the ophthalmology and biomedical engineering together with experts from the Doheny Eye Institute, Los Angeles, California initiated ,A blind woman can now see spots of light after being implanted with an early prototype bionic eye, confirming the potential of the world-first technology. Australian ,'I've dreamed in colour for the first time in 20 years': Blind British man can see again after first successful implant of 'bionic' eye microchips,The result would be a "bionic eye." Left: These first-generation ceramic thin film microdetectors, each about 30 microns in size, ,A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, Their first generation implant had 16 electrodes and was implanted in 6 subjects between 2002 and 2004.