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Retinal Implant Could Help Restore Some Vision


September 23, 2009

model of the retinal implant Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have designed a retinal implant for people who have lost their vision from retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration, two of the leading causes of blindness. The retinal prosthesis would help restore some vision by electrically stimulating the nerve cells that normally carry visual input from the retina to the brain. Full Story

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