First results of a study on a completely implanted retinal prosthesis in blind humans

@article{Koch2008FirstRO,
  title={First results of a study on a completely implanted retinal prosthesis in blind humans},
  author={C. Koch and W. Mokwa and Michael G{\"o}rtz and Peter Walter},
  journal={2008 IEEE Sensors},
  year={2008},
  pages={1237-1240}
}
A wireless epiretinal retina implant system, capable of stimulating the retinal ganglion cells in blind Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) patients, was developed. The prosthesis itself is completely implanted into the eyeball, with no cable crossing the eyepsilas wall. Data and energy are provided by inductive coupling. The implant is based on a flexible polyimide tape with an integrated receiver coil, stimulation electrodes and microchips. The system was implanted into six legally blind patients for… CONTINUE READING

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