Hungarian Bionic Vision Center

The goal of the Hungarian Bionic Vision Center is to restore vision of visually impaired patients to the maximum extent and to improve the quality of their lives through using medical and technological aids. We run programs to study promising medical and engineering technologies under active research.

Currently active programs:

  1. Research, development and testing of universal electronic devices for visually impaired people
  2. Taking part in international clinical studies for retinal implants and establishing these practices in Hungary (control, preoperative and postoperative follow ups)
  3. Techniques based on genetic approach

The main focus of program I is the development and testing of the bionic eyeglass in cooperation with organizations representing visually impaired people. In the framework of program II we mostly deal with subretinal implants. Program III concentrates on the very promising research in optogenetics.
The operation of HBVC is based on the cooperation between the Dept. of Ophthalmology of the Semmelweis University and the Jedlik Laboratories at the Faculty of Information Technology and Bionics of the Pázmány Péter Catholic University. The center was initiated in 2009 by Prof. Tamás Roska, and presently it is directed by Prof. János Németh, associate director of the Dept. of Ophthalmology.

Swiss contribution