UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-10

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    Consider the following statements about bionic eye.              
    1. Bionic eye, also called a bio electronic eye, is the electronic device that replaces functionality of a part or whole of the eye.
    2. Bionic eye can be used to give sight to even people born with blindness.
    3. The principle of a bionic eye is almost similar to that of the bionic ear.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2

    B)  1 and 3

    C)  2 and 3           

    D)  All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] A visual prosthesis, often referred to as a bionic eye, is a- experimental visual device intended to restore functional vision those suffering from partial or total blindness. It is still at a very ear. stage in its development, but if successful, it could restore vision to people who have lost sight during their life time. Candidates to" visual prosthetic implants find the procedure most successful, if the optic nerve was developed prior to the onset of blindness. Persons born with blindness may lack a fully developed optical nerve, which typically develops prior to birth. Hence, person born with blindness cannot be given sight by bionic eye.

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