The Argus II allows Barbara Campbell, who lost her sight 20 years ago, to see the world through patterns of light. An artificial retina that is a sheet of electrodes implanted into Barbara's eye helps a device capture images before her and translate them into something she can see.
When this little girl was a few months old, her parents realized she wasn't using her left hand at all. Doctors discovered she has a rare condition where the blood flow is restricted to her brain because she is missing capillaries. To treat her condition, they have performed a series of complex surgeries on her brain -- without cutting into her skull.
The latest research on hip replacements finds female patients face a higher risk of needing a follow-up operation than men.
The following video shows a robotic assisted coronary artery bypass surgery performed at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT by Dr. Albert DiMeo, Director of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Cardiothoraic Surgery. This minimally invasive surgery uses the Da Vinci robot to harvest the left internal mammary artery (LIMA) which is then anastomosed to the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) using off-pump techniques.
A new technology is helping brain surgery residents improve their skills before they practice on patients. The machine actually simulates the sounds, feelings, and tactile feedback surgeons would experience in the OR.
Recovering from a spinal cord injury can be extremely difficult. Physical therapy and other interventions can help. But despite those efforts, some people are left with paralyzed or spastic limbs. A unique type of surgery offers hope to these patients.
Olympian and standout downhill skier Lindsey Vonn tore her anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments last week during a fall in the super-G competition at the world championships in Schladming, Austria. She also broke a bone in her lower leg. Orthopedic surgeon Sabrina Strickland explains Vonn's injuries in detail.
A new report reveals a staggering difference in the cost of medical procedures, depending on where you go for treatment. Dr. Kavita Patel, of Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses this unsettling news.
Most children are a bit scared and apprehensive when they are forced to make a visit to a hospital emergency room. However, one Santa Monica medical center is making a concerted effort to make the ER experience easier on young children.
This 1-year-old boy from Ireland is about to head home after a unique surgical treatment at Children's Hospital in Boston. The two ends of Sergio O'Connor's esophagus were far apart, but a life-saving surgery has the young boy on the road to recovery.
With more and more patients in need of specialized care, doctors are turning to technology to help them be in more than one place at a time. Some are calling it one of the best advances in tele-medicine.
Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital are using cutting-edge technology to treat a the common heart condition known as atrial fibrillation. Surgery to treat the condition often leads to several x-rays during the procedure. That may no longer be necessary.
A surgical simulator recently created by a group of young men allows "players" to perform a heart transplant. It's not quite a video game, and it's not quite a training tool. See for yourself...
Dr. Eric Topol has long been one of the world's foremost cardiologists. He has now become the foremost expert in the exploding field of wireless medicine. This explosion, he says, is about to make healthcare better and cheaper. Watch what he does with his cell phone.