Bionic eye allows Russian woman to see after 13 years
December 28, 2017
An eye surgery that is no less than a medical miracle has enabled a totally blind Russian woman to see her husband for the first time in 13 years.
The woman Antonina Zakharchenko lost her sight completely in 2004 at the age of 37 after being born with Visual impairment.
A rare surgery has now restored her vision almost 50%. Surgeons implanted an electronic chip in her eyes at a cost of $140,000.
The bionic eye combines electronics and biology, and was only the second such operation performed in Russia.
The bionic eye that the woman now has, consists of an electronic implant, glasses with a camera, and a separate part where the image received from the camera is processed.
The camera catches the image and sends it to a chip implanted in the patient's eye, which is then converted into an image signal that can be understood by the brain.
As per reports, this method is available in 10 different versions and one of them was used in case of Antonina.
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