FDA approves Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System from Second Sight Medical Products has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.The system, designed to treat adults with advanced retinitis pigmentosa, includes an external small video camera, video processing unit and transmitter fixed to eyeglasses, along with electrodes implanted internally onto the patient’s retina, according to an FDA press release.

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