Bionic eye? What is it?
Bionic eye was first discovered by a German company. It is an artificial eye that will help the blind see. Holy cow! This is excellent. The device is designed in such a way so that it fits under the retina and works like a digital film camera.
Here we have a 3mm sq array of 1,500 light sensors that sends pulsed electrical signals to adjoining nerve cells, which relay the messages to the brain.
The implant is designed to help patients with retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited disorder, which gradually destroys the retina.
Has the doctors started using this new technology?
Yep, they are. German doctors adopted this technique and operated on selected blind people who are now able to recognize tables and chairs and have developed the practice of walking.
Apart from this, the technology is to be used for the first time in Kings college hospital, London, to operate on a patient there.
Tim Jackson, who will head the King’s College team, said: “We are delighted to be involved in testing this pioneering technology. The results demonstrated by the German team are genuinely impressive, and they represent an important step towards artificial vision that could greatly enhance the quality of life for people with an incurable, blinding disease.”