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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...

2014-08-21 04:21:27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 36 blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa will receive groundbreaking Argus II 'bionic eye' treatment starting in September Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Second Sight) today announces that the French Ministry of Health has officially approved financial support for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Through the Forfait Innovation scheme, the French Government will pay for the first wave of groundbreaking...

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...

2014-06-23 04:20:48

Retina Implant AG's Lead Clinical Trial Investigator Presents Patient Experiences with the Alpha IMS Subretinal Implant LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany,...

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...

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System
2014-04-27 04:18:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A few decades ago, instruments capable of tapping into a person’s nervous system to help restore movement, sensations or cognitive function seemed impossible. Now, however, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a how-to guide for those interested in building their own brain-machine interfaces (BMIs). Guide author and AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow Valerie Thompson recruited the engineers behind the Argus...

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...

2014-04-15 16:28:05

SARATOGA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two changes to its Board of Directors. Ophthalmic industry veteran, Mark Forchette has joined the board in a new seat; John Ryan is filling ONSET Ventures existing board seat. Mark Forchette brings thirty years of experience in ophthalmic sales, marketing and business unit...

2014-04-06 20:20:30

Leading Ophthalmologists Provide an Update on Breakthroughs in Artificial Vision Research TOKYO, April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, M.D., coordinating investigator and founding director of the Institute for Ophthalmologic Research at University Eye Hospital, Tuebingen, Germany, presented an update on breakthroughs in artificial...


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