Axonal sodium-channel bands shape the response to electric stimulation in retinal ganglion cells.

@article{Fried2009AxonalSB,
  title={Axonal sodium-channel bands shape the response to electric stimulation in retinal ganglion cells.},
  author={Shelley I. Fried and Aaron C. W. Lasker and Neal J Desai and Donald K. Eddington and Joseph F. Rizzo},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={101 4},
  pages={
          1972-87
        }
}
Electric stimulation of the retina reliably elicits light percepts in patients blinded by outer retinal diseases. However, individual percepts are highly variable and do not readily assemble into more complex visual images. As a result, the quality of visual information conveyed to patients has been quite limited. To develop more effective stimulation methods that will lead to improved psychophysical outcomes, we are studying how retinal neurons respond to electric stimulation. The situation in… 

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