17 May 2016 Bioelectronic retinal prosthesis
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Retinal prosthesis have been translated to clinical use over the past two decades. Currently, two devices have regulatory approval for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa and one device is in clinical trials for treatment of age-related macular degeneration. These devices provide partial sight restoration and patients use this improved vision in their everyday lives to navigate and to detect large objects. However, significant vision restoration will require both better technology and improved understanding of the interaction between electrical stimulation and the retina. In particular, current retinal prostheses do not provide peripheral visions due to technical and surgical limitations, thus limiting the effectiveness of the treatment. This paper reviews recent results from human implant patients and presents technical approaches for peripheral vision.
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James D. Weiland, James D. Weiland, } "Bioelectronic retinal prosthesis", Proc. SPIE 9836, Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications VIII, 98360T (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2224636; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2224636
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