The damage to photoreceptor cells of the retina is known as the retinal degeneration. The photoreceptor cells are the light sensing cells in the retina, a delicate nerve layer that lines behind the eye. The photoreceptor cells absorb the light and initiate a continuous electrical impulses that are sent through the retina via optic nerve to the brain and create an image. When the photoreceptor cells malfunctions due to the degenerative disease, the image received is distorted or completely unseen. The common retinal degenerative diseases are Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The artificial retina is the current solution to this problem.
- Track 1-1 Age Related Macular Degeneration
- Track 2-2 Choroidal NeoVascularization (CNV)
- Track 3-3 Sorsbyâ€™s Fundus Dystrophy (SFD)