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SecondSight Starts US Commercial Implants of Argus II Retinal Prosthesis

Second Sight Argus II Retinal Prosthesis www.implantable-device.com David Prutchi PhD

On Jan 29, 2014, Second Sight Medical announced that it had performed the first commercial implants of the Argus II visual prosthetic at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center.  Second Sight plans to provide updates during a press conference at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery conference in April, after the patients complete about three months of rehabilitation and training. The retinal implant, approved by the FDA in 2013, is designed to enhance vision in patients who have been progressively blinded by the condition retinitis pigmentosa.

 

 
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