Artificial retina steps closer with groundbreaking wireless material

December 3, 2014 4:01 PM

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Artificial retina steps closer with groundbreaking wireless material

The team, led by Yael Hanein, a professor in the School of Electrical Engineering at Tel Aviv University (TAU) in Israel, hopes their new material - which uses nanotechnology - will one day help restore sight to retinas damaged by diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) - the leading cause of central vision loss worldwide.

Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field where you can manipulate matter at the atomic and molecular scale to create materials with remarkable and varied new properties.

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