Visual prosthesis: hybrid retinal implant

Tohru Yagi, Takafumi Suzuki, Masami Watanabe, Mari Dezawa, Yoshiki Uchikawa

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Hybrid retinal implant is a visual prosthesis to reconstruct visual sensation in blind patients. It will consist of an outer apparatus and an implanted MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems). Since the hybrid retinal implant requires neither the retinal ganglion cells nor the optic nerve, it will be more applicable to blind cause disease where the retinal ganglion cells and/or the optic nerve are NOT intact.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S-115
JournalAnnals of Biomedical Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Event2000 Annual Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society - Washington, WA, USA
Duration: 2000 Oct 122000 Oct 14


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