Second Sight’s Argus II bionic eye is now legitimately accepted for utilization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after its advisory board completed that the advantages of helping heal partial blindness compensated the potential safety problems, such as post-surgical infections.
The Argus II by Second Sight possesses two parts an artificial retina with fixed electrodes that’s surgically fixed into the eye and a pair of glasses equipped with a camera and visual processor. The functioning of Argus II can be explained by the utility of two parts of the Argus II. The video camera captures surrounding scenes and sends the captured video to the processor which then transmits the feed to the bionic eye thus permitting the patient to visualize, what he was unable before wearing the Argus II. That said, the Argus II doesn’t bring back absolute vision and only allows people to see just adequate light to help them move around. It’s just like you are watching a Television on a screen of only 60 pixels.
Now let’s come to the price listing of this bionic eye by Second Sights, as we all expect such kinds of technologies are not cheap similarly Argus II comes up to our expectations it roughly costs $150,000 which doesn’t include the surgery and training, according to The New York Times. The product will be available at seven hospitals in five states including California, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas. This is one great achievement in the field of science towards curing blindness.