Feasibility of intraocular projection for treatment of intractable corneal opacity

Sarah Y. Shim, Songbin Gong, Mark I. Rosenblatt, Daniel Palanker, Ahmed Al-Qahtani, Michael G. Sun, Qiang Zhou, Levi Kanu, Felix Chau, Charles Q. Yu

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Despite many decades of research and development, corneal opacity remains a leading cause of reversible blindness worldwide. Corneal transplantation and keratoprosthesis can restore corneal clarity, but both have well-known limitations. High-resolution electronic microdisplays may offer an alternative to traditional methods of treating corneal disease using an intraocular implant to project imagery onto the retina, obviating the need for a clear cornea. In this study, we review previous work and recent technologic developments relevant to the development of such an intraocular projection system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-527
Number of pages5
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2019



  • corneal transplantation
  • keratoprosthesis
  • microdisplay
  • optics
  • retinal prosthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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Shim, S. Y., Gong, S., Rosenblatt, M. I., Palanker, D., Al-Qahtani, A., Sun, M. G., Zhou, Q., Kanu, L., Chau, F., & Yu, C. Q. (2019). Feasibility of intraocular projection for treatment of intractable corneal opacity. Cornea, 38(4), 523-527. https://doi.org/10.1097/ICO.0000000000001852