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Will Retinal Implants Restore Vision?

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Science  08 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5557, pp. 1022-1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.1067996

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A number of research groups are developing electrical implants that can be attached directly to the retina in an attempt to restore vision to patients suffering from retinal degeneration. However, despite promising results in animal experiments, there are still several major obstacles to overcome before retinal prostheses can be used clinically.

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