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FDA grants expedited access for Orion prosthesis system

November 14, 2017

The FDA has granted the Orion Cortical Visual Prosthesis System an Expedited Access Pathway, which is given to select medical devices indicated for the treatment of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases/conditions, according to a press release from Second Sight Medical Products.

The Orion system converts images captured by a small video camera mounted on a patient’s glasses into a series of small electrical pulses. These impulses are transmitted to electrodes implanted on the visual cortex and allow for the perception of patterns of light. The system has the potential to restore vision to people who are completely blind.

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Glare, reduced contrast in patient with chorioretinal atrophy

Primary Care Optometry News, November 2017
Bonnie-Kim Hang, OD
A 74-year-old Caucasian man presented with a chief complaint of gradually impaired contrast and progressively increased glare that was worse in the left eye compared to…

VIDEO: Mobile apps help visually impaired

November 10, 2017
NEPTUNE, N.J. – Here at the New Jersey Academy of Optometry fall dinner meeting, Mark Hakim, OD, shared a case report of a patient who was unable to comprehend…
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Researchers predict greater need for low vision services

November 2, 2017
The exponential growth in the prevalence of low vision with age reflects the increased risk of vision loss as a result of age-related eye disease each year, according to…
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 3

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; and Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment…
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VIDEO: Wearable technology is coming to the optometric practice

September 23, 2016
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Every optometrist should take on low vision patients in primary care, says OD

July 1, 2016
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