Journal article

Polymer optoelectronic structures for retinal prosthesis

Vini Gautam, KS Narayan

Organogenesis | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2014

Abstract

This commentary highlights the effectiveness of optoelectronic properties of polymer semiconductors based on recent results emerging from our laboratory, where these materials are explored as artificial receptors for interfacing with the visual systems. Organic semiconductors based polymer layers in contact with physiological media exhibit interesting photophysical features, which mimic certain natural photoreceptors, including those in the retina. The availability of such optoelectronic materials opens up a gateway to utilize these structures as neuronal interfaces for stimulating retinal ganglion cells. In a recently reported work entitled “A polymer optoelectronic interface provides visua..

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