Best clinics of Bionic eye in Turkey

Some cases of vision loss can be treated, thanks to the technological advancement in the field of ophthalmology.

The innovative invention of the bionic eye has the possibility to change lives effectively. Giving back even the basic visual perception to those who suffer from blindness allows them to become more independent.

This prosthetic eye consists of an internal photovoltaic system and carbon cells. The latter are able to convert light into electricity just like the photoreceptors in the eye do.


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Who is this procedure for?

  • Blind patients who want to be able to capture flashes of light and perceive contrasts so that they can know where they are and become independent again.

Recovery time

  • Back to daily activities after one month of the operation

Success rate

  • 75%

What is a Bionic Eye?

The bionic eye is an optical and electronic device that can partially restore a black and white central vision. It is indicated for some patients with retinitis pigmentosa and whose retina has preserved a minimum of vitality.

The artificial retina has shown performance similar to those of the human retina. Indeed, it is able to imitate the action of cones and rods. The latter are the cells that capture light. They transmit visual information to the brain to form images, shapes, and colours.

The bionic eye is a substitute to the retina, and does not allow to have a full vision correction.

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This expression refers to an electronic device that can allow those who are blind or severely impaired to see. It is indicated for patients whose blindness generally results from an advanced retinitis pigmentosa or a choroideremia.

If this eye surgery is successful, you can see frames displayed centrally in a small rectangle. They would follow one another in rapid sequence and in grey scales. In the best cases, you can recognize the shapes and, in some cases, read large letters. In rare cases, some colours would have been perceived, but this subjective statement has not been objectively proven.

How does it work?

The bionic retinal prosthesis consists of several components.

In the most advanced type, there is an artificial retina that includes the artificial sensors. They are in charge of picking up the light and replaces the natural photoreceptors. These artificial sensors transmit the electrical signals to the brain through the optic nerve.

For this reason, it is necessary that this nerve is intact; it must not have been damaged by any eye disease (such as Glaucoma). Otherwise, the bioelectric impulses cannot reach the cerebral cortex.

It is the ocular surgeon who performs the placement of the bionic eye under general anaesthesia. Before undergoing the surgery, the eye doctor performs several tests and eye exams on the patient.

Recovery Time after the surgery

During the first postoperative weeks, it's really hard for the patients to interpret what they are seeing. They only see flashes of light that the brain has to understand what they represent. The cognitive process can take six months, but the experience is really worth it.

If you experience any discomfort, you should immediately call your ophthalmologist.

How do you see with the artificial eye?

In the best case you can recover a part of the central vision (at most 15 – 20 degrees). The images come in a form of successive flashes and are composed of many black and white squares (pixels), like many mosaics in sequence (the vision is in different shades of grey).

What does it include?

We can distinguish two large kinds of devices: those with chips placed above the retina (epiretinal) and those with chips implanted under the retina (subretinal).

We begin with the epiretinal implant, which generally consists of:

  • A pair of glasses equipped with a camera and wireless transmitter.
  • A receiver that is inserted in the front of the eye or placed externally.
  • A retinal implant.
  • Batteries.

As for the subretinal implantation, the main parts are:

  • A light-sensitive chip under the retina.
  • External power supply and transmitter/receiver.
  • Batteries.

How much does a Bionic Eye Cost in Turkey & Istanbul?

Before using the device, our patients had to undergo a few months of laboratory training. This would allow them to understand well how to interpret the visual information provided by the bionic eye. From the beginning, we were convinced that people should use the device outside the lab to reap the greatest benefits. 

To implant the bionic eye in Turkey, Istanbul and Antalya, the surgical procedure that is used is simple in our partner medical centers, clinics, and hospitals. It takes place by inserting an array of electrodes in a small bag between the retina and the wall of the eye.

The bionic eye cost is reasonable, like that of any other medical treatment in our hospitals and clinics in Turkey. You can ask for a free personalized quote if you need more details.

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