This paper reports on methods and technical equipment to investigate the epiretinal stimulation of the retina in blind human subjects in acute trials. The eventual goal of the work is the development of a chronically implantable retinal prosthesis to restore a useful level of vision to patients who are blind with outer retinal degenerations, specifically retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.
IRIS – A method and technical equipment for an acute human trial to evaluate retinal implant technology
Ralf Hornig, Thomas Laube, Peter Walter, Michaela Velikay-Parel, Norbert Bornfeld, Matthias Feucht, Harun Akguel, Gernot Rössler, Nils Alteheld, Dietmar Lütke Notarp
J Neural Eng. 2005 Mar;2(1):S129-34. Epub 2005 Feb 22 DOI:10.1088/1741-2560/2/1/014