New prosthetic retina advances the science of restoring sight

Science News reports:

A new type of prosthetic eye may someday allow blind people to seamlessly see the broad sweep of an ocean or the dimples in a baby’s face. The approach, presented November 13 at the Society for Neuroscience’s annual meeting, may benefit the estimated 25 million people worldwide who have lost sight due to retinal diseases…

Current prosthetics are limited to reproducing simple features, such as bright spots or edges, but miss much of a scene.


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