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Second Sight Receives Expedited Access Pathway Designation for Visual Prosthesis System

Nov. 15, 2017
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Second Sight Medical Products received FDA expedited access pathway designation for the Orion Cortical visual prosthesis system.

The Orion is designed to transmit electrical pulses wirelessly to an array of electrodes implanted on the surface of the visual cortex, intended to result in the perception of patterns of light.

By bypassing the retina and optic nerve and directly stimulating the visual cortex, a cortical prosthesis system has the potential to restore vision to patients completely blinded.

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