• Therapeutic Cataract & Refractive
  • Lens Technology
  • Glasses
  • Ptosis
  • AMD
  • COVID-19
  • DME
  • Ocular Surface Disease
  • Optic Relief
  • Geographic Atrophy
  • Cornea
  • Conjunctivitis
  • LASIK
  • Myopia
  • Presbyopia
  • Allergy
  • Nutrition
  • Pediatrics
  • Retina
  • Cataract
  • Contact Lenses
  • Lid and Lash
  • Dry Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Comanagement
  • Blepharitis
  • OCT
  • Patient Care
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Technology

Second Sight receives FDA approval for Argus II system

Article

Argus II retinal prosthesis system from Second Sight gains FDA approval after investment of time and money.

 

Sylmar, CA-Second Sight Medical Products Inc. has received FDA approval for its Argus II retinal prosthesis system to treat individuals with late stage retinitis pigmentosa (RP).

FDA approval came following more than 20 years of work in the field, two clinical trials, more than $100M in public investment by the National Eye Institute, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation, and an additional $100M in private investments.

Argus II is an implanted device intended to provide electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception in patients blinded from retinitis pigmentosa. Although the resulting vision is not the same as when these patients had normal vision, investigators involved in the clinical trial of the Argus II are enthusiastic about the approval. 

Related Videos
Andy Morgenstern, OD, FAAO, FNAP chats with Optometry Times
R Tracy Williams, OD, FAAO with Optometry Times
Shan Lin, MD, speaks on Glaucoma 360 presentation in an interview with Ophthalmology Times
Cecelia Koetting, OD, FAAO, DIPABO, left, speaks with Optometry Times about the 2024 EnVision Summit
Bonnie An Henderson, MD, highlights key takeaways of the 2024 EnVision Summit, including diversity and family inclusion
Danica Marrelli, OD, FAAO, AAO Dipl, co-chair of EnVision Summit chats about geographic atrophy and glaucoma panels
Robert Weiss, former CEO and President of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (left) and Optometry Times' Assistant Managing Editor Emily Kaiser Maharjan Image Credit ©Optometry Times
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.