FDA Approves Eye Implant That Restores Vision in Some Blind Patients

FDA Approves Eye Implant That Restores Vision in Some Blind Patients

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eye implant restores sight-SecondSightphotoPeople who have lost their sight due to retinitis pigmentosa could benefit from government approval this week for an implantable device that takes the place of damaged cells inside the eye.

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is the first treatment for the inherited disorder. Working together, a set of futuristic glasses attached to a video camera and eye implant, have been approved by the FDA for restoring vision to some 100,000 people in the US afflicted with the disorder.

(READ the AP story in the Tribune-Review  WATCH the video below to see how it works)

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