Sub-Retinal Electronic Chip Implants Vision

Medgadget: Reutlingen, Germany based Retina Implant AG has conducted clinical studies with three blind patients. The company’s subretinal electronic chip is 3mm in diameter, 50μm thick and packs 1520 microphotodiodes in a 38×40 array with each pixel measuring 70×70μm.

All three reported varying levels of vision and one of the subjects was even able to discern common objects like knives and forks laying on the table.