NEWS on eye implants

Bionic eyes are now obsolete and unsupported

Second Sight left users of its retinal implants in the dark A patient reported, that her Argus retinal implant system went down and the patches of light and dark that she’d been able to see with the implant’s help vanished. She found that the company had abandoned the technology and...

Retina chip implanted

A team led by Frank Holz, director of the Department of Ophthalmology at Bonn University Hospital (UKB), has implanted a retinal chip in a patient with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to preserve his vision. AMD is a visual disorder that increases with age and is characterized by progressive...

Hackney man first to receive 3D-printed prosthetic eye

A hospital patient will become the first person in the world to have a 3D-printed prosthetic eye. It is hoped the eye will be more realistic than a traditional acrylic prosthetic eye. It will also cut the time it takes for patients to be fitted with their prosthetics in half,...

Cochlear optogenetics – spectral selectivity

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Objective classification of glistenings in IOL

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3D eye cells printed for the first time

A group of researchers from the UK have used 3-D biomedical printing to successfully print new eye cells www.3ders.org The ability to arrange cells into highly defined patterns and structures has recently elevated the use of 3D printing in the biomedical sciences to create cell-based structures for use in regenerative...

Intraocular lenses and the development of glistenings

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