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Retinal Implant Could Help Restore Some Vision
September 23, 2009
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.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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