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Mike DeSalvio, Michael Nguyen, Khine Win, Kevin Ip , John Chi. The Biogenic Eye. Who. Patients suffering from non-preventable blindness in one eye Not designed for completely blind Must currently retain the original eye to prevent muscle atrophy for attachment - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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The Biogenic Eye

The Biogenic EyeMike DeSalvio, Michael Nguyen,Khine Win, Kevin Ip, John ChiWhoPatients suffering from non-preventable blindness in one eyeNot designed for completely blindMust currently retain the original eye to prevent muscle atrophy for attachmentScreened for compatibility with blood thinners

In 2002 roughly 161 million visually impaired world wide. (W.H.O.)Of this 124 million had low visionAnd 37 million are blindChildhood blindness in 2002 reached 3.9%47% caused by cataractsMichael NWhat

Bionic prosthetic camera mounted within a silicon based plastic casingContains an internal reservoir with a lacrimating compound for lubricationSignal ProcessorRadio antennaMuscular attachments Michael NWhereMounted within the eye socket of the affected individualCorresponding hardware is installed near the occipital lobe near brain stemUtilizing current patent WO/1999/045870Delivery reservoir modificationNegotiate a non-exclusive licensing agreement with Johns Hopkins University for the current technology

http://www.wipo.int/pctdb/en/wo.jsp?WO=1999045870JohnWhyOnly 3.9% of children are born blind or developed blindness. Permanent loss of sightMost adults loose sight because of Cataracts (48%) and Glaucoma (12%)Macular degeneration, corneal opacity, and diabetes