An innovative new material based on graphene could be used to make artificial retinas.
Developed by a team from the University of Texas and Seoul National University, the retina material is the first to demonstrate that few-layer graphene and molybdenum disulfide can be combined to create an artificial retina. The thin-material, biocompatible device curves to conform to the shape of the natural retina, and in animal tests was proven to mimic the functions of a natural retina.
According to Nanshu Lu, “Although this research is still in its infancy, it is a very exciting starting point for the use of these materials to restore vision.”
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