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

12/17/2012; 53 minutes

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. (#24516)

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