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FDA approves first retinal implant for adults with advanced retinitis pigmentosa

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On Feb. 20, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the first implanted device to treat adult patients with advanced retinitis pigmentosa. The device, which includes a small video camera, a transmitter mounted on a pair of eyeglasses, a video processing unit, and an implanted retinal prosthesis, may improve a patient’s ability to perceive images and movement. Read more.

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