Retinal Prosthesis: Boon for the Blind?

Researchers at Stanford University in California are developing a retinal prosthesis system they hope will one day give millions of blind people the ability to see again. The system has proved successful with rats but is designed ultimately for sufferers of degenerative retinal diseases like Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Retinal Prosthesis a Potential Boon for the Blind
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Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago


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Lynn C.
Lyn n C.4 years ago

I wish they would hurry up! My dad ( who is 94) has macular degeneration and NOTHING would make me happier than for him to be able to see again!

Christopher Fowler

While I do believe that it is great news for those with progressive degenerative vision problems, as well as having the possibility to leading to solutions for other vision issues, such as total blindness, this story was too short to be very newsworthy. How about some details?

Mary L.
Mary L.4 years ago

Glad it's coming along.

Debra Griffin
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Terry Vanderbush
Terry V.4 years ago

thank you

Sue H.
Sue H.4 years ago

Wishing them great success.

Robert O.
Robert O.4 years ago

Amazing. Thanks Chris.