Accessibility

Bionic Eyes – hope for retinal disease

Bionic Eyes

Bionic Eyes – hope for retinal disease

Bionic eyes bring hope for millions of people losing their vision because of age and other disease-related factors. The very idea of losing your sight is frightening, and sadly this is the reality many face.

This bionic eyeball might look like it’s been plucked from the skull of a movie android, but it’s really a symbol of hope for millions of people who have a retinal disease and age-related macular degeneration, two major causes of blindness.

How it works

A tiny camera is attached to a pair of glasses worn by the patient. The camera gathers images much like a real eye would, then transmits them wirelessly to a titanium-encased microchip on the eyeball.

The chip stimulates retinal nerve cells, which then send pictures along the optic nerve to the brain. According to the inventor, “The implant can’t restore full vision, but our goal is to provide enough that a patient can walk down a familiar street without a cane or a guide dog.” FDA approval is needed to bring this forward into the marketplace.

Wow!

Bionic Eyes

BonicEyeInventor

Bionic Eye How it Works

This will bring hope to a lot of people who struggle with incurable eye related degenerating diseases.

Sharing is caring...

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Access is a right
...not a privilege

Access by definition means right of entry. Now that you know a little bit about my access needs, use me as a benchmark. Look around and ask, how accessible is this building, venue, home, office, city, town, country – could Susan and others with disabilities enter with ease?

Recent Accessibility Posts

Recent Lifesmarts Posts

Recent Podcasts

Start a mini-marathon!

Sign up for our Newsletter

We hate spam, yuck, and promise not to pester you very often. 

Scroll to Top