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Surgeons make first FDA-approved ‘bionic eye’ transplants

06
Feb
2014

Surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System have made the first officially FDA-approved bionic eye transplants, allowing patients with a degenerative eye disease to make out light and shapes. The Michigan Daily reports that on January 16th and 22nd, two surgeons successfully implanted the Argus II artificial retina, which is composed of a sheet of electrodes fixed to the eye. The implant is paired with a pair of camera-equipped glasses and a processor that captures video from the glasses.

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