Artificial Sight: Basic Research, Biomedical Engineering, and Clinical Advances

Hardcover | November 19, 2007

EditorMark S. Humayun, Mark S. Humayun, James D. Weiland

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This book describes advances in implantable neural stimulation technology to restore partial sight to people who are blind from retinal degnerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retintis pigmentosa. Many scientific, engineering, and surgical challenges must be surmounted before widespread practical applications can be realized. The book summarizes the state of research and clinical practice in the field and reviews the current ideas and approaches of its leading researchers and practitioners.

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This book describes advances in implantable neural stimulation technology to restore partial sight to people who are blind from retinal degnerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration and retintis pigmentosa. Many scientific, engineering, and surgical challenges must be surmounted before widespread practical applications ...

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Artificial sight is a frontier area of modern ophthalmology combining the multidisciplinary skills of surgical ophthalmology, biomedical engineering, biological physics, and psychophysical testing. Many scientific, engineering, and surgical challenges must be surmounted before widespread practical applications can be realized. The goal...

The Editors are active researchers in the fields of artificial sight, biomedical engineering and biological physics. They have received numerous professional awards and recognition for their work. The artificial sight team at the Doheny Eye Institute, led by Dr. Mark Humayun, is a world leader in this area of biomedical engineering and...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:424 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:November 19, 2007Publisher:SpringerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387493298

ISBN - 13:9780387493299

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Table of Contents

The DOE Medical Sciences Division's Artificial Retina Program.- Introduction to Artificial Sight.- Human Testing.- Neurobiology of the Degenerate Retina.- Effects of Blindness on the Brain.- Electrical and Thermal Effects on Neural Tissue.- Electrode Technology, Packaging, Materials, Fabrication and Biotelemetry.