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Title: The Dept. of Energy Artificial Retina project

LLNL has assisted in the development of the first long-term retinal prosthesis - called an artificial retina - that can function for years inside the harsh biological environment of the eye. This workmore » has been done in collaboration with four national laboratories (Argonne, Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Sandia), four universities (the California Institute of Technology, the Doheny Eye Institute at USC, North Carolina State University and the University of California, Santa Cruz), an industrial partner (Second Sight® Medical Products Inc. of Sylmar, Calif.) and the U.S. Department of Energy. With this device, application-specific integrated circuits transform digital images from a camera into electric signals in the eye that the brain uses to create a visual image. In clinical trials, patients with vision loss were able to successfully identify objects, increase mobility and detect movement using the artificial retina.« less
Title: The Dept. of Energy Artificial Retina project
Publication Date: 2009-08-10
OSTI Identifier: 987990
Other Number(s): Other: The Dept. of Energy Artificail Retina Project
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Subject: retina, eye, blind, RP, LLNL, Lawrence Livermore, Doheny, vision, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa
Publisher: Lawrence Livermore National Lab on You Tube
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:05:12
System Entry Date: 2016-01-28