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Eye implant paves the way for 'bionic eyes'

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An image of an Argus implant on the retina of an eyeball.
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An image of an Argus implant on the retina of an eyeball.

The implant was developed by USC and is the first FDA approved eye implant of its kind to help people with a rare type of vision loss regain some sight.

An eye implant developed by USC — the first FDA approved implant of its kind — is helping people with a rare type of vision loss regain some sight and is paving the way for more "bionic eyes" to treat other forms of blindness in the future.

Dubbed the Argus II, it was designed to treat retinitis pigmentosa, a genetic disorder that slowly robs a person of sight by destroying photoreceptors in the eye, reports KPCC's Sanden Totten.

Read the full story: USC 'bionic eye' implant offers some blind patients new sight

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