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Blind Patients to Test Bionic Eye Brain Implants

18-Sep-2017

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The company, Second Sight, is launching a clinical trial for a brain implant designed to restore vision.

The device, called the Orion, is a modified version of the company’s current Argus II bionic eye, which involves a pair of glasses outfitted with a camera and an external processor.

Anyone who had vision but has lost it from almost any cause could potentially be helped by the Orion technology.

Due to this device patients can distinguish light from dark and recognize the outlines of objects in their view, but they can’t see color.

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Academia

Health sciences university.

Academia

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

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Public Research university.

Product

First product approved by FDA for artificial vision

Company

Second Sight develops, manufactures and markets implantable visual prosthetics