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Previews begin October 2007. Premieres January 2008.

Artificial Retina: Uncut Interview with Damien Rodger
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Because the technology is still very new, the Artificial Retina cannot be completely machine made in an automatic process. In this Web Exclusive video, Damien explains how the electrode array of the Artificial Retina is constructed in a process that involves computer models, photolithographic technologies (similar to those used in photography), and integrated cicuit technologies (like those implemented in the making of your home computer).

Damien Rodger is a researcher for the Caltech Micromachining Laboratory. He is a M.D./Ph.D. student at the University of Southern California/California Institute of Technology.

  • andrew rodger

    Stunning stuff. Well done to the team, and of course Damien. By the way, what software is being used for the eye imagery on the screen in background?

  • tony rodger

    Keep up the good work
    The more we know about this vital organ the better and also alternatives to laser treatment when complications occur.

  • Mary Bishop

    can this artifical retina be use on a 36 yr old blind man that has ROP ~ premature??

    His Mom

  • candie0122ob

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