Nanotechnology Could Bring Sight Back to Macular Degeneration Patients

person using microscopeFlowers could help people who have lost their vision to conditions like macular degeneration to see again.

A researcher named Richard Taylor out of the University of Oregon is experimenting with the cultivation of nanoflowers which grow from nano-sized particles of metal that will assemble themselves in a natural process called diffusion limited aggregation.  These particles will form fractals that can be implanted into the eye and actually communicate with the neurons in the eye and essentially repair the body’s damaged circuitry.

According to an article published in Physics World, Taylor is capitalizing on the remarkable similarities he finds between the eye and a digital camera.

Source: Medical News Today