The 'Argus II' is a Vision Aid that Sends Video to the Wearer's Brain

By: Michael Hemsworth - Feb 3, 2016
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As the global population ages and demand for vision aids increases, the 'Argus II' is showing great results for offering comprehensive vision assistance. Trialled recently at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital on patient Ray Flynn, the 'Argus II' was able to restore partial sight for the senior.

The 'Argus II' works by placing an implant into the patient's retina; the accompanying headset then transfers video from the built-in camera to the implant, which relays it to the brain. The device offers patients the ability to regain sight after loss from degenerative ailments.

The success of the 'Argus II' vision aid has doctors at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital eager to continue trialling the technology to allow patients to regain some of their sight.