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Visual Prosthesis

Clinic News

LASIK Research
Dr. Thompson designed a technique to improve the safety of LASIK surgery....

Research to Aid the Blind
Dr. Thompson performed research to aid in the design of a visual prosthesis for the blind...

Dr. Thompson shared insights on HealthWatch with Kelly Eckerman on KMBC-TV Channel 9 regarding an increased risk for developing eye disease for women and The Nurse's Health Study indicating an increased risk of glaucoma for those with diabetes...

Serving Our Country
Dr. Thompson presently serves in the Kansas Army National Guard and has provided eye care for our Soldiers at Fort Riley and Fort Hood...

Northwest Haiti Chrisitan Mission
In January 2005, Dr. Thompson traveled to help the blind in an impoverished, medically underserved region of the world...

Musician's Village Habitat Project
Dr. Thompson and Scott helped with construction of the Musican's Villlage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina...

Join us for the Teri Tough 5K
Run/Walk to honor the memory of Teri Mathis Zenner, a Johnson County Social Worker who was killed while visiting a client and to support safety training for social service workers...

A Divine Run/Walk for SIDS was started by Dr. Kathy MacNaughton Hance, Dr. Kirk Hance, and Dr. Robert Thompson...

Helping the Blind to See

Dr. Thompson combined his interests in electrical engineering and medicine to perform research at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute that may one day help those suffering from severe visual loss to see again.

Dr. Thompson received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and developed circuits for neurophysiologic research at the Kansas University Medical Center. During his medical school and ophthalmogy residency at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Thompson worked with Dr. Robert Massof, Dr. Mark Humayun, and Dr. Gislin Dagnelie to conduct research to develop the parameters for a visual prosthesis. Their research will help aid in the design of retinal and/or cortical visual prosthetic devices.

To learn more about visual prosthetic devices, visit the vOICe website for recent publications relating to prosthetic vision or the follow link to course information at Brown University.

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Shawnee, Kansas 66203
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