Early design considerations for a thalamic visual prosthesis to treat blindness resulting from glaucoma

Siva M. Tangutooru, W. Jong Yoon, John B Troy

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Abstract

Development of visual prostheses for human cortex or retina has gained interest in recent years. However, a visual prosthesis for the thalamic region targeting the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN) would have many advantages. This paper proposes such a deep brain visual prosthesis that can harness the capacity of the residual central visual neurons following loss of retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. We believe that such a prosthesis can restore visual percepts, substituting an engineered prosthetic for the image capture and early visual processing properties of the LGN neurons that we propose to drive artificially.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages249-252
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781479947997
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: Feb 17 2014Feb 20 2014

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Other2014 2nd Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period2/17/142/20/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Tangutooru, S. M., Yoon, W. J., & Troy, J. B. (2014). Early design considerations for a thalamic visual prosthesis to treat blindness resulting from glaucoma. In 2014 Middle East Conference on Biomedical Engineering, MECBME 2014 (pp. 249-252). [6783251] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/MECBME.2014.6783251