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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Blindness, AMD, Pixium Vision

Pixium Vision Receives Approval for First-in-Human Clinical Trial of PRIMA, Its Miniaturized Sub-Retinal Implant

Pixium Vision announced that its next-generation miniaturized wireless subretinal implant, PRIMA, aimed at restoring vision in patients affected by retinal dystrophies, received authorization from the…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 | Blindness, Pixium Vision

Pixium Vision Announces Updates on its Epi-Retinal IRIS II Bionic Vision System

Pixium Vision, which is developing bionic vision systems to enable patients who have lost their sight to lead more independent lives, announced updates on its epi-retinal IRIS II system, CE marked for…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Blindness, Partnerships, Allergan, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness and Allergan Work Together Through 'See America' to Promote Healthy Vision

Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety group, and Allergan, a global leader in eye care for nearly 70 years, have embarked on a joint effort to promote healthy vi…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Blindness, Product Releases

High Tech Electronic Glasses May Allow Legally Blind to Experience Up to 20/20 Vision

The eSight 3, electronic glasses that aim to let the legally blind see, was launched this week. The glasses use high-tech image processing to provide individuals who are legally blind the opportu…

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Thursday, February 02, 2017 | Blindness, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Positive Reimbursement Renewal Decision in Germany

Second Sight Medical Products announced that the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System (InEK) has renewed Status 1 (full approval) for the Epiretinal Prosthesis across 15 hospitals und…

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Friday, January 20, 2017 | Blindness, Partnerships, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness and See Now Partner to Stop Growing Number of People Living with Preventable Vision Loss

Prevent Blindness, in partnership with See Now, is taking the campaign to end avoidable blindness in the United States to congressional leaders in an effort to stop the growing number of people living…

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 | Blindness, Second Sight Medical Products

UK Government Announces Funding for Second Sight’s Argus II “Bionic Eye”

Second Sight Medical Products announced that the publicly-funded NHS system will fund blind patients with RP to receive treatment with the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System “bionic eye." T…

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016 | Blindness, Pixium Vision

Pixium Vision Announces the First Successful Implantation and Activation of IRIS II, 150 Electrode Bionic Vision System, in the UK

Pixium Vision announced the first successful implantation and activation of IRIS II in the UK. This epiretinal implant with 150 electrodes is intended for patients who have lost sight as a result of r…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 | Blindness, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Successful Implantation and Activation of Wireless Visual Cortical Stimulator in First Human Subject

Second Sight Medical Products announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human subject, providing the initial human proof of concept for t…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 | Blindness, Partnerships, Envision

Envision Partners with e2e Fund and LC Industries to Create High Tech Employment for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Envision announced the collaboration with the Wichita-based entrepreneurial group e2e to bring more tech jobs to Wichita, Kansas, specifically for the blind and visually impaired. The groups have enli…

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Thursday, June 09, 2016 | Blindness, Prevent Blindness

State Participants Named for Initiative to Improve Children’s Vision

As part of the "Improving Children's Vision: Systems, Stakeholders & Support initiative," the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness (NCCVEH)…

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Friday, May 06, 2016 | Blindness, Clinical Trials

Device Work on Eyeglasses Offers Hope for People with Low Vision

A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspap…

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Tuesday, October 06, 2015 | Blindness, Medical Studies

First Patient Receives Stem Cell Treatment for Blindness

The first patient has received a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in the UK that doctors hope will be effective against a common cause of blindness. According to a statement released tod…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Blindness, Medical Studies, Retina

Gene Therapy Gives Long-Term Protection to Photoreceptor Cells in a Mouse Model of Retinitis Pigmentosa

A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse m…

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Blindness, Retina

My Retina Tracker Is Crowdsourcing Blindness Research

There are hundreds of genetic mutations that can cause blindness, making number crunching extremely important when it comes to curing blindness. MyRetinaTracker.org is attempting to tackle the ma…

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