Retinal implant restores sight!*
Through the use of diodes as retinal implants, researchers have restored partial sight to patients with retinal dystrophy – a progressive degenerative disorder. Science Daily has a good short article on this breakthrough, and you can see the research paper on the Royal Society’s Biological Sciences journal page. Check out this video from AP for an outline of how it works:
We will look at this in much more detail in the Neurobiology and Behaviour unit – but if you’re interested, go ahead and read all about it! You might get inspired…
Food for thought – why might this technology not work for someone who is already blind?