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Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain Implants


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The company, Second Sight, is launching a clinical trial for a brain implant designed to restore vision.

The device, called the Orion, is a modified version of the company’s current Argus II bionic eye, which involves a pair of glasses outfitted with a camera and an external processor.

Anyone who had vision but has lost it from almost any cause could potentially be helped by the Orion technology.

Due to this device patients can distinguish light from dark and recognize the outlines of objects in their view, but they can’t see color.

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Baylor College of Medicine

Health sciences university.

Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech/IIT)

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

Monash University

Public Research university.


First product approved by FDA for artificial vision

Second Sight

Second Sight develops, manufactures and markets implantable visual prosthetics

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Public land-grant research university

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Vision (augmentation)