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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Retina, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Receives Conditional FDA Approval to Begin First Orion Human Clinical Study

Second Sight Medical Products announced that it has received conditional approval from the FDA to begin the Orion Cortical Visual Prosthesis System feasibility clinical study. The conditional approval…

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Thursday, July 27, 2017 | Product Releases, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Market Entry into Russia with First Implant of Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Second Sight Medical Products announced market entry into Russia, implanting the first patient with the company’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in Moscow. The implant was facilitated by the…

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Product Releases, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Market Entry into South Korea with Two Implants of Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

Second Sight Medical Products announced market entry into South Korea, implanting two patients with the company’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in Seoul. The implants were facilitated by th…

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Expansion of Medicare Coverage for Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to 11 Additional States and the District of Columbia

Second Sight Medical Products announced the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System can now be covered by Medicare in seven of the 12 Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdictions nationwide, repr…

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Thursday, April 13, 2017 | Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Implanted in First Patient in Asia

Second Sight Medical Products announced that the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has been implanted in the first patient in Asia through an exclusive distribution partnership with Orient Europharma…

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Friday, April 07, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Management/Leadership, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Dr. Robert Greenberg, Chairman, Inducted as a National Academy of Inventors Fellow

Second Sight Medical Products announced that Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, Chairman, was inducted as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow at a ceremony held at the Sixth Annual Conference of the …

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Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Appoints David Jacques as Vice President of Research and Development

Second Sight Medical Products announced the appointment of David Jacques as Vice President of Research and Development. "David has over 30 years of experience in the medical and semiconductor …

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Second Sight Medical Products

Professor Stanislao Rizzo Has Completed His 30th Implant of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis

Second Sight Medical Products announced that Professor Stanislao Rizzo has completed his 30th implant of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis at the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Careggi located in Flo…

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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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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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Thursday, November 03, 2016 | Earnings & Financials, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Final CMS Hospital Outpatient Payment Rate for 2017 and Two New CPT Codes for Argus II

Second Sight Medical Products announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its Medicare hospital outpatient payment rate of $150,000.50 for calendar year 2017. The p…

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Wednesday, November 02, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Final CMS Hospital Outpatient Payment Rate for 2017 and Two New CPT Codes for the Argus II

Second Sight Medical Products announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized its Medicare hospital outpatient payment rate of $150,000.50 for calendar year 2017. The p…

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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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Thursday, July 21, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Second Sight Medical Products

Five-Year Results of the Argus II Device Published

After 5 years, researchers say the Argus II retinal prosthesis system remains a safe and beneficial way to return functional vision to patients who are blind from retinitis pigmentosa, according to a …

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Thursday, July 07, 2016 | Health Care, Second Sight Medical Products

CMS Establishes Proposed Medicare Outpatient Rate of $150K for Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted the proposed rules for the 2017 Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System, establishing a proposed Medicare hospital outpati…

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