Terrible isn't it?
Retina is the light detecting layer of the eye. It has millions of neurons and any disease affecting them slowly leads to permanent blindness.
So, is there a solution? Yes!
Currently, BIONIC EYEs available in the market provide a very rudimentary vision. Their price is 150,000 US Dollars and their main side effects are surgery-related!
Other competitors in the market use camera or audio-based devices to help blind people to know their surroundings with very limited information.
But, from our interview with blind people, we found that shape recognition, and a life of quality and independence, are the features our end users expect the most from any assistive technology.
RETNA TECH, is combining cutting edge technologies and current discoveries to create a stand-alone artificial electronic retina. Our product will have higher resolution and will have less surgery related complications. It will be cheaper than currently available bionic eyes.
At this phase, what we need is AUD10,000
At RETNA TECH, we believe, by equipping medical professionals with products for better treatment and care, meeting patients' expectations of independent life, we will reduce the disability burden on society. We aim to build prospects for the people who lost vision in the course of retinal diseases and change millions of lives by bringing brightness to their future. RETNA: Artificial vision for an independent life.