Retinal Prosthetic

An implantable device that electrically stimulates the retina with information that it receives from a secondary light detection device (i.e., camera glasses).

This implantable device is not designed to detect light on its own (as found in a retinal chip), but stimulates the retina to send signals to the optic nerve in response to input from camera glasses (or another secondary vision detection device). One example of this device: the company, Second Sight, is currently testing the "ArgusTMII Retinal Stimulation System" in phase II clinical trials in the US. Note: A retinal prosthetic is not necessarily a retinal chip.