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Australian scientists implant early prototype of a "bionic eye" into a patient

A team of Australian scientists have implanted an early prototype of a "bionic eye" into a patient who suffered profound vision loss due to a retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disease. A University of Melbourne release describes the retinal prosthesis, which consists of a retinal implant with 24 electrodes.

In this recently posted video, the researchers discuss the process of designing, building and testing this early prototype to ensure its safety and efficacy for human implantation. Additionally, the recipient shares her experience participating in the project.

Similarly, researchers at Stanford have developed a retinal prosthesis that uses near-infrared light to deliver images and are continuing to test and refine the device

Previously: Stanford-developed retinal prosthesis uses near-infrared light to transmit imagesFirst results of human embryonic stem cell trials for blindness and Developing a prosthetic eye to treat blindness

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