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Using a Microchip to Replace Dead Photoreceptors

From an interview with Kristina Narfström, Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

Another treatment involves inserting a small microchip to replace the dead photoreceptors and get the electrical juices of the eye flowing. This device, known as an Artificial Silicon Retina (ASR), is conceptually similar to a bionic eye. The ASR was designed more than 15 years ago to enhance human vision. Narfström hopes that her research will improve the chip.