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Mar 07, 2018
 |  BC Extra  |  Preclinical News

Nanowire artificial photoreceptor array implant could restore vision

In a paper published in Nature Communications, researchers at Fudan University developed an array of nanowire artificial photoreceptors and suggested that subretinal implantation of the array could restore vision in patients with retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration.

Current retinal prosthetics require detection of infrared signals from a video camera. Photo-responsive prosthetics that interface with retinas are in development, but are limited by the need for additional electronic signal processing.

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