First Bionic Eye Sees Light of Day in U.S. in 2013
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After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world. Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than 60 people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others. Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available.
It feels like advances in man-made body parts are happening regularly these days.
Everything from artificial ears and eyes to hearts and even blood will be available later this century, in all likelihood.
It's really quite astonishing when you think about it.