The results from the latest study conducted by the makers of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System show that the implant works better than previously thought. The 21 blind patients who participated in the study were able to locate an identify objects and people and some were even able to read when implanted with the device. 75% of the participants were able to correctly identify single letters and more than 50% were able to read four-letter words. Currently, the Argus II helps provide sight to people 25 and older who have experienced vision loss due to degenerative eye diseases such as macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. Researchers believe that the innovation of the Argus II will help bring about the development of devices that will help those who have visual impairment caused by other things. More information is available at¬†http://2-sight.eu/en/system-overview-en.
Bionic eye exceeds expectations
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 10 April, 2013