Restoring Sight to the Blind: Bridging the Medical Gap with Technology

Restoring Sight to the Blind: Bridging the Medical Gap with Technology

First Aired: 12/17/2012

Length: 53 minutes


The first long-term retinal prosthesis.
 
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Millions of people worldwide suffer from ocular diseases that degrade the retina, the light-processing component of the eye, causing blindness. A team from Lawrence Livermore National labs describes how the nervous system works and how neurons communicate then discuss the first long-term retinal prosthesis that can function for years inside the harsh biological environment of the eye.
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