Emerging Technologies in Low Vision

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Condensered.gif (846 bytes)The Dobelle Institute has pioneered the implantation of electrodes to transmit visual signals from a video camera directly to the brain.

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)The Implantable Miniture Telesacope  VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. (VisionCare), announced today that it has begun enrolling patients in a multi-center Phase II/III clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the company’s Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMTTM by: Dr. Isaac Lipshitz). The IMT is being evaluated in patients with moderate to severe bilateral central vision impairment due to either dry or scar-stage wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or Stargardt’s macular dystrophy. Macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss in individuals over the age of 50.

Optobionics The Artificial Silicon Retina microchip is designed to interface and function with a retina that has partial outer retinal degeneration. This means that although the photoreceptor cellular layer of the retina may be damaged, the remaining cellular layers are still functional. This is most commonly

Condensered.gif (846 bytes)Retinal Implant Project The goal of the Retinal Implant Project is to develop a microelectronic prosthesis to restore some vision to patients with retinal disease, specifically macular degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. The project began in 1988 as a collaboration between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.