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Artificial Vision

A Clinical Guide

  • Veit Peter Gabel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction or Principles of Functional Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jörg Sommerhalder, Angélica Pérez Fornos
      Pages 29-45
  3. Retinal Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Paulo Falabella, Hossein Nazari, Paulo Schor, James D. Weiland, Mark S. Humayun
      Pages 49-63
    3. Eberhart Zrenner, Karl Ulrich Bartz-Schmidt, Dorothea Besch, Florian Gekeler, Assen Koitschev, Helmut G. Sachs et al.
      Pages 65-83
    4. Shawn K. Kelly, Joseph Rizzo
      Pages 85-97
    5. Ralf Hornig, Marcus Dapper, Eric Le Joliff, Robert Hill, Khalid Ishaque, Christoph Posch et al.
      Pages 99-113
    6. Lauren N. Ayton, Gregg J. Suaning, Nigel H. Lovell, Matthew A. Petoe, David A. X. Nayagam, Tamara-Leigh E. Brawn et al.
      Pages 125-138
  4. Orbital and Intracranial Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Menghui Li, Yan Yan, Kaijie Wu, Yiliang Lu, Jingjing Sun, Yao Chen et al.
      Pages 165-176
    3. Margee J. Kyada, Nathaniel J. Killian, John S. Pezaris
      Pages 177-189
    4. Eduardo Fernández, Richard A. Normann
      Pages 191-201
    5. Philip R. Troyk
      Pages 203-214

About this book


This book presents and analyses the most recent research dedicated to restoring vision in individuals who are severely impaired or blind from retinal disease or injury. It is written by the leading groups worldwide who are at the forefront of developing artificial vision. The book begins by discussing the difficulties in comparing and interpreting functional results in the area of very low vision and the principal prospects and limitations of spatial resolution with artificial tools. Further on, chapters are included by researchers who stimulate the surface or the pigment epithelial side of the retina and by experts who work on stimulating the optic nerve, the lateral geniculate body and the superficial layers of the visual cortex.

Artificial Vision: A Clinical Guide collates the most recent work of key artificial vision research groups to explain in a comparable and stringent order their varying approaches, the clinical or preclinical outcomes and their achievements during the last years. Senior ophthalmic fellows and academic practitioners will find this guide to be an indispensable resource for understanding the current status of artificial vision.   


Clinical trials Intracranial visual prostheses Retina Implant Retinal prosthesis Surgical methods Visual prosthetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Veit Peter Gabel
    • 1
  1. 1.MunichGermany

About the editors

Peter V. Gabel, MD, FARVO

Professor of Ophthalmology

Director of Fellowships

International Council of Ophthalmology 

Munich, Germany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Artificial Vision
  • Book Subtitle A Clinical Guide
  • Editors Veit Peter Gabel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-41874-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82453-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-41876-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 232
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ophthalmology
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