Solar-powered implant could restore vision

日期:2019-03-02 10:15:05 作者:贡仅 阅读:

By Celeste Biever AN IMPLANT that squirts chemicals into the back of your eye may not sound like much fun. But a solar-powered chip that stimulates retinal cells by spraying them with neurotransmitters could restore sight to blind people. Unlike other implants under development that apply an electric charge directly to retinal cells, the device does not cause the cells to heat up. It also uses very little power, so it does not need external batteries. The retina, which lines the back and sides of the eyeball,