Wednesday, November 03, 2010
8:24 AM Keshav Bhat No comments
Professor Eberhart Zrenner, of Germany's University of Tuebingen, and colleagues at private company Retina Implant AG initially tested their sub-retinal chip on 11 people.
The Daily Mail points out that "the device...consists of a very thin microchip, just 3mm by 3mm in size and packed with 1,500 light sensors designed to replace those in the retina lost to disease.
David Head, chief executive of the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society, said that it was exciting news but that it was early days.