Research Suggests Polymer Electrodes May Improve Quality of Retinal Implants

February 2, 2011

Retinal implants such as the Argus II from Second Sight restore vision by sending a signal from a video camera attached to a pair of glasses to electrodes implanted on the back of a person’s retina. But the silicon or platinum components typically used to for the electrodes tend to produce images of limited quality.

Researchers at the Italian Institute of Technology have now shown how organic polymer could be used to make better electrodes for retinal implants, thereby producing much clearer vision (including color images).

Read more about the research at MIT’s Technology Review.

 

 



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