What is BVA doing?

Bionic Vision Australia is developing bionic eye devices to restore a sense of vision to people with retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration

What is the bionic eye? 

This bionic eye system will consist of a small digital camera, external processor and a implant with a microchip and stimulating electrodes surgically placed in the back of the eye. Find out more about how the bionic eye works

The BVA devices 

We are currently developing three bionic eye devices: a prototype with 44 electrodes, a Wide-View device with 98 electrodes, and a High-Acuity device with 256 electrodes. In 2014 we completed tests with an early prototype device with three people. These tests helped researchers learn more about how the brain interprets information from the bionic eye.