Dry age-related macular degeneration affects millions of people globally. Using an insertable implant in the eye in combination with lenses, central vision focus can be regained. In this episode, Lloyd Diamond discusses how Pixium Vision is creating a solution to dry age-related macular degeneration.
Top three takeaways:
- There is a dry and wet form of age-related macular degeneration. The dry form makes up 80% of all cases.
- The degeneration begins in the center of the eye and then migrates to the periphery at the age of 60-65.
- The implant is no thicker than a human hair and contains 378 independent electrodes on it, activated by light.