Visual signals from the camera on Ray's glasses are sent to the implant at the back of his retina
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Bionic eye improves macular degeneration patient's sight

Surgeons in Manchester have performed the world's first bionic eye implant in a patient with the most common cause of sight loss in the developed world.

Ray Flynn, 80, has dry age-related macular degeneration which has led to the total loss of his central vision.

He can now make out the direction of white lines on a computer screen using the retinal implant, which converts video images from a miniature video camera worn on his glasses.

The BBC's Medical Correspondent Fergus Walsh went to meet Ray Flynn and the team behind his treatment.

  • 21 Jul 2015
  • From the section Health
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