U-M's Kellogg Center soon to offer "bionic eye"

A retinal implant dubbed a "bionic eye" soon will be available to patients at the University of Michigan's Kellogg Eye Center.

Intended for patients with late stage retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that causes vision loss, the device is inserted in one eye, and the patient wears special glasses with a camera that captures the images and converts them into electrical impulses.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the implants, and U-M's Kellogg center will be one of only 13 locations nationwide to offer the device.

Click here to watch a news video about the implant.

 


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