Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Implant Gives RP Patients Functional Sight

"Promising results have shown that blind patients have regained their sight with a sub-retinal microchip, according to the first part of the second clinical trial for the device taking place in Germany," notes Medical News Today. "The patients involved in the study, published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, were blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP) and used the implant in and outside of their homes....The participants documented having the ability to read letters uninhibited, decipher different objects such as telephones, recognize faces, and read signs on doors." Read more.

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