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A Close Up Look 22 – Visual Prostheses

In this next Close Up Look, Gil Torten investigates the pros and cons of potential retinal prosthesis that can restore visual ability!

References

Argus
The Argus-II Retinal Prosthesis Implantation
Retinal Implants for RP.
Five-Year Safety and Performance Results from the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Clinical Trial

Orion
Early Feasibility Study of the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System
Their Bionic Eyes are Now Obsolete and Unsupported

Author

  • Gil Torten

    Gil Torten is currently in his 2nd year of his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research is particularly interested in vision, specifically in the maintenance and function of the photoreceptor cell in the retina, with a focus on utilizing new technology in microscopy to better understand this complex cell. While Gil spends a bit too much time in the lab, he is also passionate about art and has been working with clay in some capacity for over 12 years - see his work on his Instagram: @tortenceramics. In the future, Gil hopes to use his experience in both art and science to encourage cross disciplinary education in K-12 and in universities, and teach others about the value of exploring a wide range of interests

Gil Torten

Gil Torten

Gil Torten is currently in his 2nd year of his Ph.D. at UCLA. His research is particularly interested in vision, specifically in the maintenance and function of the photoreceptor cell in the retina, with a focus on utilizing new technology in microscopy to better understand this complex cell. While Gil spends a bit too much time in the lab, he is also passionate about art and has been working with clay in some capacity for over 12 years - see his work on his Instagram: @tortenceramics. In the future, Gil hopes to use his experience in both art and science to encourage cross disciplinary education in K-12 and in universities, and teach others about the value of exploring a wide range of interests