NASA Develops Artificial Retina

Posted 5 Jan 2002 at 16:41 UTC by steve Share This

NASA has a developed an artificial retina that may be able to replace the rods and cones in humans whose retinas are damaged by retinitis pigmentosa or macular degeneration. The artificial retina is made from a thin photosensitive ceramic film grown one atom at a time. Each detector array contains 100,000 light detectors, each 5 microns across. Human trials of the detectors begin this year.

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