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Bionic Eye Success

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2015

An 80-year-old man with age-related vision loss receives a retinal implant that allows him to see basic shapes.

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Retinal Film Detects Light

By Jef Akst | November 13, 2014

A new light-sensitive nanotube-based film could pave the way to more flexible and durable retinal implants.

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Neuroprosthetics

By Eric C. Leuthardt, Jarod L. Roland, and Wilson Z. Ray | November 1, 2014

Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.

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The Bionic Eye

By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014

Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.

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Let There Be Sight

By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014

Hear from Diane Ashworth, one of the world’s first recipients of a bionic eye implant.

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Robo Retina

By Daniel Palanker | October 1, 2014

Learn about the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis from one of its developers, Daniel Palanker of Stanford University.

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New Approach for Failing Vision

By Kate Yandell | February 28, 2013

Holography could stimulate neural cells and someday improve retinal prostheses.

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Robo-Eye to Enter US Market

By Bob Grant | February 11, 2013

A retinal prosthesis, already available in Europe, can restore partial sight to people with a genetic disorder that causes blindness.

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Restoring Sight

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2012

A strategy to transmit signals to retinal nerve cells may show promise as a step toward alternative retinal prosthesis design.

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