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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...

2014-03-26 04:21:03

PARIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative Vision Restoration Systems for the blind, today announces the appointment of Khalid Ishaque as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr Ishaque joins from Boston Scientific, and brings over 22 years of management experience in the medical technology industry. Mr Ishaque spent 17 years with Boston Scientific Corporation, where most recently he was General Manager of its...

2014-03-25 00:23:24

PHILADELPHIA, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Therapeutics and Genable Technologies announced today that they have entered into a collaboration agreement for Genable's lead therapeutic to treat rhodopsin-linked autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa (RHO adRP), GT038. Under the terms of the collaboration, Genable will license certain adeno-associated virus (AAV) vector manufacturing patents from Spark. The parties have entered into a broad agreement in which Spark will be the...

2014-01-29 08:30:20

Kellogg retina surgeons implant Argus II Retinal Prosthesis, or 'bionic eye,' for two patients with end-stage retinitis pigmentosa ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first -- and second -- surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or "bionic eye," since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the device last year. Thiran Jayasundera, M.D., and...

2013-12-10 23:27:46

19th Annual “The Eyes of Christmas™ ” Television Special for the Visually Impaired Kicks-off with “It’s A Wonderful Life,” Audio Described by former US President George H.W. Bush on Christmas Eve and is followed by Special Holiday Programming Hosted by Vin Scully and Hollywood Celebrities. Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 Helen Harris’ RP (Retinitis Pigmentosa) International --(http://www.rpinternational.org) the longest-standing non-profit organization leading the way...

2013-11-18 13:06:52

Retinal implant system research provides positive results for people with genetic eye disease Research presented today at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology shows promising data about a device that helps people who have lost their vision due to a blinding genetic disease to recognize common objects. In the study, the researchers found when the objects' outlines had been enhanced, there was increased recognition. The device, called the Argus II, is the first...


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