Sights Set On New Retinal Implants

At the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) here, a collection of companies and universities claimed major breakthroughs in the emerging field of chip devices for retinal implants. The technology could one day help restore basic vision for the blind. Retinal implants promise to restore basic vision through electrical nerve stimulation within an eyeball that is suffering from retina degeneration, according to Germany’s IIP Technologies AG and sci-worx GmbH.

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