Can We Restore Sight to the Blind?
The leading causes of blindness in the developed world are diseases of the eyes that render our visual system no longer sensitive to light. These diseases, however, leave the visual part of the brain largely intact, and, so, many groups around the world are attempting to restore vision by sending the signals from a small digital video camera directly into the brain. This talk will review the progress within the field as a whole, concentrating on work from the Visual Prosthesis Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital. While there is considerable progress toward the ultimate goal of restoring normal vision, and the exciting results thus far quite promising, much work remains.
Vortrag von Dr. John S. Pezaris am 23. März 2018