Large scale retinal modeling for the design of new generation retinal prostheses
Tran, Trung Kien (2015) Large scale retinal modeling for the design of new generation retinal prostheses. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
With the help of modern technology, blindness caused by retinal diseases such as age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigmentosa is now considered reversible. Scientists from various fields such as Neuroscience, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Bioscience have been collaborating to design and develop retinal prostheses, with the aim of replacing malfunctioning parts of the retina and restoring vision in the blind. Human trials conducted to test retinal prostheses have yielded encouraging results, showing the potential of this approach in vision recovery. However, a retinal prosthesis has several limitations with regard to its hardware and biological functions, and several attempts have been made to overcome these limitations.
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