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Low vision specialist critical to success of retinal implant

Low vision specialist critical to success of retinal implant
Primary Care Optometry News, October 2017

Read the Perspective from Kasey Zann, OD, FAAO

Patients with light perception or no light perception due to retinitis pigmentosa may experience improved mobility with the implantation of a retinal prosthesis, but targeted postoperative training by a low vision specialist is crucial to patient outcomes, according to one surgeon.

“My hope is that soon there will be a segment of optometrists who would dedicate themselves to training with this device on orientation and mobility,” Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, told Primary Care Optometry News.

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