FDA approves 'bionic eye'

10:29 PM, Feb 16, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first ever artificial retina, or "bionic eye" to give the blind limited vision.

Users wear glasses with a video camera, which transmits visual data to the brain.

The device is called Argus Two-- and is made by "Second Sight Medical Products."

It's nowhere near full vision, but the first users say it's a great start.

It should be available later this year. The cost is estimated at around $100,000.

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