Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Surgeons in Hawaii Implant Bionic Retinal Device

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The Argus II "bionic eye implant has the potential to restore vision to patients, who have been in total or near total darkness."

"Groundbreaking bionic retinal implant surgery has been performed in Honolulu by a team at the Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii. The procedure is the first of its kind in the Asia-Pacific region to help restore vision for the blind," according to a Medical News Today post. "The team of doctors, led by Dr. Gregg T. Kokame, completed the cutting-edge procedure on March 24, 2015. Dr. Mark Humayu, Prof. of Ophthalmology at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute, Los Angeles, CA and the co-inventor of the Argus II implant was also present for this historic event." Read more.

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