Tech news - summer 2023

2 August 2023
Summer 2023

A glance at what’s happening in the world of technology.

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Does this bionic eye offer a vision of the future?

A prosthetic eye has been developed that aims to augment a blind eye with high-powered, pixel-producing technology.

In a preprint study, yet to be peer reviewed, researchers at US-based Science Corporation describe “a novel optogenetic visual prosthesis (FlexLED) based on a combination of a thin-film retinal display and optogenetic activation of retinal ganglion cells”.

It goes on: “The display is affixed to the retinal surface, and the electronics package is mounted under the conjunctiva in the form factor of a conventional glaucoma drainage implant.”

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The College and Eye Research Group Oxford are collaborating to bring you a webinar on Monday 24 June, on how optometrists can get involved in research.

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