A person using a retinal implant to see will not experience vision in the same way a person with healthy vision does. Vision will be quite basic to start with and people will need training to adapt to the implant. With time, training and patience, people will be able to use this visual information to be more independent and mobile.
The retinal implant or bionic eye works by stimulating the perception of light in a patient. A phosphene is a perceived spot of light in the visual field. What our technology aims to do is stimulate many of these phosphenes across the visual field in a way that enables the patient to put together a picture of what they are looking at. The more electrodes an implant contains, the more phosphenes are capable of being generated and the more detail a patient may be able to see.