Re: TECH: Prosthetic vision

Steve Edwards (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 17:13:49 -0600

At 11:25 PM 3/11/97 -0800, you wrote:
>>If anybody knows anything about artificial retinas, transplants, or
>>technologies that might lead to them, I'd like to know. I'm visually
>>impaired and close to losing my remaining sight due to a genetic disease
>>causing my retinal cells to die (Retinitis Pigmentosa). Id like to know
>>what possibly lies around the bend that might give me my vision back.

I wrote an article called "Buiding an Eye" which you might want to read.
It's about prosthetic vision, and retinal implants. It hasn't been
published yet but is available at my web site, Unfortunately, it's still
along way around the bend. Probably there will be nothing useful for
another ten or 15 years.

Good luck,

Steve Edwards,,