Safety and efficacy of semichronic suprachoroidal transretinal stimulation with femtosecond laser-induced porosity and smooth-surface electrodes

Yasuo Terasawa, Hiroyuki Tashiro, Yukari Nakano, Jun Ohta

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Abstract

We have been developing a retinal prosthesis based on suprachoroidal transretinal stimulation (STS). From a practical viewpoint, it is essential to confirm the safety and effectiveness of continuous electrical stimulation to the retina. In this study, the electrical stimulation of a rabbit retina for 8 h a day was conducted for one month, and its safety and efficacy were evaluated by histological, electrophysiological, and electrochemical methods. Results suggested that one month of semichronic electrical stimulation by STS was safe and effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-249
Number of pages15
JournalSensors and Materials
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Materials Science(all)

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