Constructive Retinal Plasticity After Selective Ablation of the Photoreceptors

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This abstract was presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Opthalmology (ARVO) meetings in Seattle, Washington by Corinne N. Beier, Bryan W. Jones, Philip Huie, Yannis M. Paulus, Daniel Lavinsky, Loh-Shan B. Leung, Hiroyuki Nomoto,  Robert E. MarcDaniel V. Palanker, and Alexander Sher. Continue reading “Constructive Retinal Plasticity After Selective Ablation of the Photoreceptors”

Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis With High Pixel Density

Retinas are complex systems and engineered rescues of vision loss through bionic means have to date been inelegant solutions.  Retinal bionic implants have historically not been successes due to some glaring problems including how to power them and how to get the appropriate current close enough to the cells to induce a response.  However, researchers at Stanford University and University of California, Santa Cruz have now developed a photovoltaic retinal prosthesis that is wirelessly powered which eliminates one of the biggest hurdles on the viability of bionic Continue reading “Photovoltaic Retinal Prosthesis With High Pixel Density”