First synthetic retina for the visually impaired -- MEDICA Trade Fair

First synthetic retina for the visually impaired

05/09/2017

Image: Small round water droplets in a petri dish; Copyright: Oxford University

The retina replica consists of soft water droplets (hydrogels) and biological cell membrane proteins. Designed like a camera, the cells act as pixels, detecting and reacting to light to create a grey scale image; ©Oxford University