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Who can benefit from currently available bionic eyes?

In the United States, the FDA has approved just one commercially available bionic eye system. The device, called the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, was developed by a California-based company called Second Sight Medical Products.

The Argus II has been used to restore some level of visual perception to hundreds of individuals with severe retinitis pigmentosa — a disease that affects one in 5,000 people. According to Second Sight, the Argus II device has been implanted in the eyes of more than 350 individuals worldwide.

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Ionising Radiation

Three main types....

1) Alpha particles

which include two protons and two neutrons

2) beta particles

which are essentially electrons

3) gamma rays and x - rays

which are pure energy (photons).

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