Aleksandra Rachitskaya from Cole Eye Institute: ARGUS II Provides Hope of New Vision for Patients

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For patients with retinitis pigmentosa the loss of vision can be a difficult consequence of the condition. An implanted device may not give them back the sight they once had but it can provide a chance to see the world around them in a new way.

For patients with retinitis pigmentosa the loss of vision can be a difficult consequence of the condition. An implanted device may not give them back the sight they once had but it can provide a chance to see the world around them in a new way.

As this is an extremely rare condition Aleksandra Rachitskaya, MD, from the Cole Eye Institute said only a very limited patient population can benefit from the system at this time. While it could be used for other conditions in the future the Cleveland based doctor said her institution is among the leaders in the field having performed the procedure 6 times. Rachitskaya discussed the procedure while attending the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists in San Francisco.

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