“This graph shows the progress in bionic eye technology from 2000 to 2050. The y-axis indicates the number of pixels generated by electrode arrays for various artificial retinas and other visual prostheses, displayed on a logarithmic scale.

In 2002, researchers developed an early bionic eye prototype known as the Argus I. Featuring just 16 electrodes, it provided only basic functionality that allowed blind patients to detect when lights were switched on or off, describe an object’s motion, count discrete items, as well as locate and differentiate certain objects in their surrounding environment. A more advanced version, the Argus II, began clinical trials in 2007 and included 60 electrodes.

In subsequent years…”

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