04551149 is referenced by 42 patents and cites 3 patents.

A prosthetic vision system is provided with a lens implanted in an ocular socket to focus light onto a coherent fiberoptic bundle. The fiberoptic bundle conveys the received light to photovoltaic semiconductors mounted in a gate array. The gate array is mounted in the region of the calcarine fissure in the user's cortex. The photovoltaic semiconductors stimulate the optic tract or visual cortex much in the manner done in a person having sight.

Title
Prosthetic vision system
Application Number
6/349179
Publication Number
4551149
Application Date
February 16, 1982
Publication Date
November 5, 1985
Inventor
Michael J Sciarra
59 Far Pond Rd., Southampton, 11968
NY, US
Agent
Pasquale A Razzano
Assignee
Michael Sciarra
NY, US
IPC
A61N 1/04
A61F 1/24
A61F 1/16
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