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Who invented the bionic eye?

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The bionic eye was invented by Dr. Mark Humayun, who, as of February 2015, is a professor at the Keck School of Medicine in Southern California. Dr. Humayun's bionic eye is called the Argus ocular implant and allows blind patients to regain their sight.

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The Argus ocular implant is described as a "sheet of electrodes" that are implanted directly into the eye. The implant is part of a set that includes a pair of glasses with a camera and a video processor. The implant uses a system, called the Argus II, that bypasses damaged portions of the retina to transmit visual signals into the brain.

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