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2014-08-27 12:31:13

Keck Medicine of USC patient sees for first time in 30 years only one week after implant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Kulik is a 55-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis...

2014-08-11 04:21:59

Potentially Life-Changing Subretinal Implant Now Available at Six Leading Eye Clinics Across Germany REUTLINGEN, Germany, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that the Company's Alpha IMS microchip was granted NUB innovation status and will now be reimbursed by Germany's statutory health insurance system. Insuring 90 percent of the country's citizens, the German...

2014-06-24 12:28:49

Dr. Michael Bennett Only Private Sector Surgeon Selected Nationwide HONOLULU, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Michael Bennett MD, FACS, founder of The Retina Institute of Hawaii, has been named one of thirteen prestigious surgeons across the United States to conduct the procedure for the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System. The Argus II (also called the "bionic eye") is an implantable visual prosthetic and was selected in 2013 CNN's Top 10, Time Magazine's Best Inventions and in...

2014-05-16 08:26:47

NUREMBERG, Germany, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Prof Mark S. Humayun delivers the honorary lecture: With Argus(R) II, retinal prostheses are a reality, outlining best achieved vision in 30 implanted patients after 5 years Die Innovator's Lecture or Albrecht-von-Graefe Lecture is one of the highlights of the International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC) and an invitation to attend is a great distinction for...

2014-05-12 04:21:49

CEO Walter-G Wrobel Shares Patient Results with Subretinal Implants at the 2014 French Society of Ophthalmology (SFO) Congress PARIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Walter-G Wrobel, CEO of Retina Implant AG, presented results from the Company's clinical trial for the first time in France at the 120th Congress of the French Society of Ophthalmology...

2014-04-29 08:37:05

INNSBRUCK, Austria, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Patent Office honors most important innovations of recent years - Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/62623 - Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) officially announced the nominees for this year's European Inventor Award. Among the three nominees of the category lifetime achievement are Dr. Ingeborg and Prof. Dr....

Existing Cochlear Technology Used To Re-grow Auditory Nerves
2014-04-24 03:24:49

[ Watch The Video: Bionic Ear Delivers DNA To Regrow Auditory Nerve Cells ] University of New South Wales Researchers at UNSW Australia have for the first time used electrical pulses delivered from a cochlear implant to deliver gene therapy, thereby successfully regrowing auditory nerves. The research also heralds a possible new way of treating a range of neurological disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and psychiatric conditions such as depression through this novel way...

Michigan Man Becomes Fourth Person In US To Receive Bionic Eye
2014-04-24 13:14:36

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When Michigan resident Roger Pontz lost his eyesight due to a hereditary disease called retinitis pigmentosa, he probably never expected to seen again. However, Pontz is now seeing faint images of his wife, grandson and cat thanks to a ‘bionic eye’ implanted by doctors at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor. "It's awesome. It's exciting — seeing something new every day," Pontz recently told the...

2014-04-21 12:24:47

CENTENNIAL, Colo., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH), the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Aqua+ accessory, the only waterproof behind-the-ear solution for cochlear implant recipients on the market today. The Aqua+ is a form-fitting, easy-to-use, versatile accessory that allows Cochlear(TM) Nucleus® 5 and Nucleus 6 Implant recipients(2) to swim underwater for up to two...

2014-04-01 08:30:02

SynCardia Systems, Inc., Recognizes Outstanding Outcomes, Implant Leaders, Emerging Leaders & Fast Start Certified Centers TUCSON, Ariz., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nine 'best of the best' SynCardia Certified Centers were honored by SynCardia Systems, Inc., for their use of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, the world's first and only FDA, Health Canada and CE approved Total Artificial Heart, and the Freedom® portable driver that powers it....


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