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Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision

Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision

Scientists explore technology that could help restore sight.

Artificial Retina Could Help Clear Your Vision

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 19:00

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Press Release: Carnegie Mellon University's Shawn Kelly Develops Novel Technologies To Restore Vision

CMU scientist's artificial retina would restore functional vision in certain cases

The Institute for Complex Engineered Systems - Carnegie Mellon

Shawn Kelly, Ph.D.

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  1. Retina - the back wall of the eye made up of light-sensitive cone cells that convert light into electrical signals.
  2. Macular Degeneration - a condition in which the retina is damaged causing vision loss in the center of the patient’s field of vision.
  3. Electronic implant - a device made up of electrodes that sends electric signals to the nerves in the retina which eventually travel to the brain.


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