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Visual Prosthetics

Physiology, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation

  • Gislin Dagnelie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Structure and Function of the Visual System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bryan W. Jones, Robert E. Marc, Carl B. Watt
      Pages 59-75
    3. Eduardo Fernández, Lotfi B. Merabet
      Pages 77-92
    4. Ava K. Bittner, Janet S. Sunness
      Pages 93-110
  3. Neural Stimulation of the Visual System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Carlos J. Cela, Gianluca Lazzi
      Pages 159-172
    3. Elias Greenbaum, Barbara R. Evans
      Pages 193-206
    4. Philip R. Troyk
      Pages 207-226
  4. Prosthetic Visual Function: Acute and Chronic

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Peter Walter, Gernot Roessler
      Pages 259-269
    3. Alan Horsager, Ione Fine
      Pages 271-300
  5. Towards Prosthetic Vision: Simulation, Assessment, Rehabilitation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317

About this book


Visual Prosthetics provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of operation, current state, anticipated developments, and functional aspects of visual prosthetics restoring sight to visually impaired individuals. This volume uniquely describes the human visual system in health and disease in a pedagogical and didactic manner, fitting to professionals and researchers with a bioengineering background. Readers will find a balanced overview of electrical, molecular chemical and synthetic chromophore stimulation, in addition to the biophysics and psychological aspects of vision restoration. The book also:

  • Uniquely describes the human visual system in health and disease
  • Unlike competitive texts, covers electrical, molecular chemical, and synthetic chromophore stimulation of the visual system
  • Addresses both the biophysics and the psychological aspects of vision restoration, including electrode interface and tissue activation, in addition to patient visual experiences and learning in simulated and experimental prosthetic vision

Professionals in the field of biomedical engineering and graduate and postgraduate researchers will find Visual Prosthetics a valuable reference.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gislin Dagnelie
    • 1
  1. 1., Lions Vision Research & Rehabilitation CJohns Hopkins University School of MedicBaltimoreUSA

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From the book reviews:

“This is an excellent up to date reference on vision physiology and medicine. … I highly recommend this book to students, vision scientists, bioengineers, research fellows, neurosurgeons, and neurophysiologists.” (Joseph J. Grenier,, December, 2014)