Practical concepts with the Argus II retinal prosthesis

There are revolutionary advances in surgery — radical shifts that change the trajectory of a field — and evolutionary changes, or more incremental advances. The introduction of the Argus II retinal prosthesis was clearly a revolutionary change and earned its primary inventor, Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, of USC, the United States National Medal of Technology and Innovation in 2016.
The Argus II, named after Argus Panoptes, the all-seeing giant with 100 eyes from Greek mythology, has been termed the “bionic retina” by the lay press. The Argus II received (Read more...)

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