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At First Sight

A visit with Kristina Narfström, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

By Sean Powers
Published: - Topics: vision eyes retina animals testing

Using a Microchip to Replace Dead Photoreceptors

Topics: Optobionics technology

Another treatment involves inserting a small microchip to replace the dead photoreceptors and get the electrical juices of the eye flowing. This device, known as an Artificial Silicon Retina (ASR), is conceptually similar to a bionic eye. The ASR was designed more than 15 years ago to enhance human vision. Narfström hopes that her research will improve the chip.