Optic nerve fibres. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of axons from the optic nerve. Connective tissue fibres (thread-like) are also visible. The optic nerve visual information from the retina in the eye to the brain. Magnification: x2000 when printed at 10 centimetres wide. Credit: STEVE GSCHMEISSNER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
nanoflowers seeded from nano-sized particles of metals that grow, or self assemble, in a natural process. Eye surgeons would implant these fractal devices within the eyes of blind patients, providing interface circuitry that would collect light captured by the retina and guide it with almost 100 percent efficiency to neurons for relay to the optic nerve to process vision.
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Retina close up cross section | The retina is the innermost layer of the eye and is composed of several layers of neurons interconnected by synapses. The only neurons that are directly sensitive to light are the photoreceptor cells, rods and cones. Light energy creates an image of the visual world on the retina, triggering nerve impulses that are sent to the visual centers of the brain through the optic nerve.