Location Alameda, CA, USA



Years active est. 2021

The Science Eye is a visual prosthesis. It targets retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), two forms of serious blindness. The combination device uses an optogenetic gene therapy targeted at the cells of the optic nerve. It combines that with an implanted, flexible thin-film, ultradense microLED display panel inserted directly over the retina. Hodak, Yifan Kong, Alan Mardinly, Corey Wolin, Emma Zhou and the Science team authored a news release unveiling the platform. They explained that inserting a gene into the cells of the optic nerve makes it possible to stimulate them using the small display. The heavily compressed signal sent down the optic nerve allows the Science Eye to stimulate data into the optic nerve.

Visual Prostheses