Can Glaucoma patients get bionic eye

  • Country:

    USA (United States of America)

  • Age:

    44

  • Gender:

    Female

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    Yes

    Glaucoma
  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    No

  • Do you use any eye drops:

    No

  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    No

  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,

I only want to make enquiry.Please can a patient with glaucoma get the bionic eye? The patient has glaucoma and he is willing to request for the bionic eye but wants to know if it makes him to regain his vision again.

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question.

Bionic eye can be implanted in patients with diseases with macular degeneration such as retinitis pigmentosa.One part of the bionic eye is implanted under the macular area. This part generates electrical impulses in certain pattern that are transmitted through the intact fibers of optic nerve to the brain. In diseases with macular degeneration, the problem is in the macular area and fibers of the optic nerve are intact.
 
In patients with glaucoma, the problem presents in the fibers of the optic nerve which are atrophied due to high intraocular pressure while the macular area is intact. Electrical impulses that are generated from this are can't be transmitted through damaged optic nerve and due to this reason bionic eyes won't work for patients with glaucoma.
 
Web Eye Clinic
 



Related Questions