Art project explores Manchester professor's work on artificial sight

Posted: Friday 28 October 2016

A unique art project, which tells the story of the first patient to receive the Argus® II 'bionic eye' at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, has been launched at Manchester Science Festival. 

The exciting new art project explores the damage of sight loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the use of the ground-breaking bionic eye for vision restoration.

Artist, Lucy Burscough has brought the pioneering work of Paulo Stanga, Professor of Ophthalmology and Retinal Regeneration, to life with Ocular Bionica. The film tells patient Ray Flynn's story in a painted stop-frame animated film made in a hospital setting. The film was made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme.

Professor Stanga undertook the world-first procedure to implant dry AMD patient, Ray Flynn, with the Argus® II ‘bionic eye’. Ray is the first person in the world to have combined artificial and natural vision. 

To watch the video visit Lucy's website.