Second Sight Announces Successful Implantation and Activation of Wireless Visual Cortical Stimulator in First Human Subject
SYLMAR, Calif.--- Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (EYES) (Second Sight or the Company), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to restore functional vision to blind patients, today announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human subject, providing the initial human proof of concept for the ongoing development of the Company’s Orion™ I Visual Cortical Prosthesis (Orion I). In the UCLA study supported by Second Sight, a 30 year old patient was implanted with a wireless multichannel neurostimulation system on the visual cortex and was able to perceive and localize individual phosphenes or spots of light with no significant adverse side effects.
Dr. Robert Greenberg, Chairman of the Board of Second Sight, said, “It is rare that technological development offers such stirring possibilities. This first human test confirms that we are on the right track with our Orion I program to treat blind patients who cannot benefit from the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis (Argus II).
- Published: 25 October 2016
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