Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision
Scientists explore technology that could help restore sight.
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- Retina - the back wall of the eye made up of light-sensitive cone cells that convert light into electrical signals.
- Macular Degeneration - a condition in which the retina is damaged causing vision loss in the center of the patient’s field of vision.
- Electronic implant - a device made up of electrodes that sends electric signals to the nerves in the retina which eventually travel to the brain.