Light-Sensing Diode Array Restores Some Sight To RP Patients.

MedPage Today Share to FacebookShare to Twitter (10/17, Gever) reported that, according to research presented at an ophthalmology meeting, “a tiny array of light-sensing diodes restored a measure of sight to a small number of patients with retinitis pigmentosa (RP).” For the study, “11 patients with the condition, who had been blind for 13 to more than 40 years, had the chip implanted in their retinas with no major ill effects, said Walter G. Wrobel, PhD, CEO of Retinal Implant AG of Tübingen, Germany, manufacturer of the device.” And, “among the 11 patients receiving the device, none suffered retinal detachment, major hemorrhages, inflammation or vitreoretinal tractions — the major safety concerns for such a procedure,” MedPage Today noted.

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