Retinal Prosthesis

Primary Investigator: Michelle Liang, MD

Title: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Study

Sponsor: Second Sight

Brief Summary
New England Eye Center is now screening patients for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. This is an implant for the eye that can partially restore vision for patients who are blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa.
The Argus II is an electrode implant that receives signals from an external video processing unit and is based on what the patient sees through a video camera housed in special glasses. The video is processed and signals are sent wirelessly to the implant to stimulate the retinal cells and transmit visual information to the brain, creating the perception of patterns of light. Over time, users learn how to interpret these visual patterns as objects and shapes.
While the Argus II System has already been approved by the FDA as a humanitarian use device, New England Eye Center MDs will be studying the long-term effects of this device.

Inclusion Criteria

Payment: None

Contact: Carly Satsuma, 617-636-5489