The device called Phoenix99 bionic eye is set to begin on trials by Australian scientists. It is a fully implantable system developed by University of New South Wales (UNSWI) engineers, and has been demonstrated successfully in pre-clinical work led by elite surgical experts from Sydney.
It is expected to give patients better vision than any other current restoration technologies. And if this will work out, the initiatives will gain more funds and will decide to move the research to the next phase, which is the Human implantation.
The scientists behind the bionic eye technology wants to help patients who suffer from retinitis pigmentosa, a condition where individuals loses their eyesight beginning in their 30s that affects nearly 2 million people around the world.
And since the advances of the medication shows that it can slow down, scientists have to find a way to reverse degeneration. That way, the bionic eye technology could be the way to restore sight.