A bionic eye called the Argus II was approved this week by the FDA. The Second Sight Medical Products system could give people with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare, genetic eye disease, the ability to perceive shapes and movement.
It works like this: A tiny video camera inside a pair of glasses transforms what it sees into data that gets wirelessly transmitted to a surgically implanted artificial retina.
Go ahead and read that again. Then read the official release below.
The New York Times reports that development of the Argus II was started more than two decades ago by Dr. Mark S. Humayun at the University of Southern California.
FDA OFFICIAL RELEASE