B1.4 - A Fully Implantable Epiretinal Vision Prosthesis for Retinitis Pigmentosa Patients

Thomas Schanze & Uwe Thomas
Retinal implants are an important approach to restore vision in patients that are blind due to photoreceptor loss from retinitis pigmentosa. There are two main approaches. One is the subretinal implant, which is implanted at the level of the degenerated photoreceptors. The second approach is the epiretinal implant, which is favourably placed on the inner retinal layer of an eye. In this, visual information is captured with an external camera, processed and transmitted to a...