First Patients Receive Commercial Implant of Argus II Bionic Retina
Also known as a bionic retina, the device was developed by the company Second Sight and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last February. But until now, the artificial retina had only been used by participants in clinical trials. A video featuring the doctors who perfomed the implants is available below. Read More..
Vision-Restoring Retinal Prosthesis Receives FDA ApprovalThe Argus II retinal prosthesis, a device that can restore some vision to people who are blind from advanced retinitis pigmentosa (RP), has received U.S. market approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the device will be available later this year in approximately 10 clinical centers across the country. In 2011, the Argus II received marketing approval in Europe. Also known as a “bionic retina,” it is currently the world’s only retinal prosthesis with regulatory approval. Read More..
Stories of HopeGetting Better All the Time
The story of how the Argus II retinal prosthesis—just approved by the FDA—shed light on one Englishman’s life after decades of darkness. Read More..
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