At present, there are vivid techniques available so as to restore eye vision naturally. Using bionic eye lens implant materials is one among the latest ways to restore eye vision in patients. This latest technology is currently available only in United Nations for those people suffering from blindness due to several eye diseases.
Argus II retinal prosthesis system
The device used for the treatment of eye diseases is well known as Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. It is well known for the treatment of retinal problems. As per studies, bionic lens are also found to be very useful for the treatment of macular degeneration.
How does bionic eye lens implant work?
This is a common query heard from new users. Generally, bionic lens are composed with two parts. One part is a camera lens fitted to eye glasses. It is with the help of this camera lens that eye vision is transferred to retina and then to brain cells.
Second part consists of small wireless electrodes by which visions from camera lens are taken to retina at the back of eye. These electrodes will then stimulate retina cells so as to create impact in brain. At present, bionic lens are manufactured by a California based company called Second Sight.
Bionic eye lens implant may not be considered as the one and only solution to blindness due to a few drawbacks. Inability to see as in natural mode is one such drawback. This is due to the presence of a fewer number of electrons.
Company say that the number of electrodes can be increased in later years. Original eyes are provided with a million nerve cells acting as electrodes. Whereas bionic lens are there only with 60 number of electrodes to transfer images.
Lack of color vision is another drawback of bionic lens. Also, people in need to put bionic lens are suggested to pay nearly $1,50,000 and there may not be having medical claim or insurance at times.