Chip implants may help restore vision in future
Daniel Palanker, a professor of ophthalmology in the United States, has created a system that can help restore vision lost due to age-related macular degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness among people over 65 years.
It occurs when light-sensitive cells in the retina stop working properly.
The loss of vision can be corrected by s new system that replaces light-sensitive cells in the retina with chips.
The device is a combination of image-processing glasses and tiny silicon chips implanted in the retina.
The device is still being developed with the help of Stanford University researchers. The designers are working on getting a higher resolution from it.
At present the device allows for a 20/200 vision, which is not enough to read clearly or drive safely.
Researchers working on the device are hoping to use it as an effective means of curing blindness.