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Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System by Second Sight


Second Sight have developed the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System that bypasses damaged photoreceptors in the eye. With the application of a video camera attached to the patient's glasses, the Argus II system can capture a scene that is interpreted via the surge of an electrical impulse to the retina's remaining intact cells. Excitation of the retinal cells stimulates the optic nerve to the brain that manifests as a pattern of light. This novel technology marks a step in progress towards treating conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa - a disease that results in degeneration of the retina. This system can help restore some visual capacity for the patient. Mark Humayun at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering has been a key member in the development of this device.

Run time - 1:02 minutes.



Video courtesy of Second Sight.

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