Sunday, July 21, 2013
Compensating for AMD
"A Nobel Prize-winning chemist has discovered a way to compensate for the distorted vision experienced by people suffering from age-related macular degeneration," reports a post in the Telegram. "Prof Walter Kohn of the University of California, Santa Barbara, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1998, has developed a device that can correct vision to normal. Using complex algorithms he can produce personalised lenses that compensate for the distortions, and is developing spectacles and contact lenses. He is also developing glasses that use tiny computers to display a corrected image from cameras on the inside." Read more.