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Prosthetic retina being developed

18th May 2012

Scientists from Strathclyde University in Glasgow are working on a device to restore sight in people with a form of blindness.

They are aiming to create a prosthetic retina to tackle age related macular degeneration (AMD). It is still under development but features a thin silicon device with no wires and acts by electrically stimulating nerves in the retina, which are left relatively unscathed by the effects of AMD. They say it would be simpler to surgically implant than devices currently used.

 

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Article Information

Title: Prosthetic retina being developed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 21921
Date Added: 18th May 2012

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