Who we can help

The MVG brain implant could bring sight to up to 85% of people who are clinically blind, including:

  1. Patients affected by the most common untreatable causes of blindness in Australia such as Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.
  2. Patients with an intact visual cortex, who have previously had normal visual development.
  3. Patients with acquired retinal, optic nerve or ocular disease.
Causes of vision impairment pie chart: Macular Degeneration 57% (blue), Glaucoma: 16% (blue), Other Retinal (including diabetes): 13% (blue), Neuro-ophthalmic 3% (some blue), Other 10% (some blue)

The Monash Vision direct to brain bionic eye could benefit patients in the blue* areas of this breakdown of causes of visual impairment in Australia

Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration tend to be progressive conditions that lead to gradual loss of sight restricted to some regions of the visual field. The images below provide an indication how these conditions can affect vision. This may vary, depending upon each individual and their history.

MVG aims to deliver a commercially viable bionic eye system that is:


The best of both worlds

The Monash bionic eye may supplement remaining areas of good natural vision.

Restoring sight

The Monash Vision direct to brain bionic eye will help people affected by the main causes of untreatable blindness in Australia including Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration.