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Pixium Vision Reports Activation of Bionic Vision System

Jan. 29, 2018

Pixium Vision announced the successful activation of PRIMA, a miniaturized wireless photovoltaic sub-retinal implant, in a human with severe vision loss from age-related macular degeneration.

Lead investigator Yannick Le Mer, a pioneering ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon, said successful activation was achieved one-month post implantation as per the protocol. The patient reported a first perception of light from the central zone where there was none previously.

The implantation was part of a feasibility clinical study of PRIMA in France being conducted at Fondation Ophtalmologique Rothschild and Hôpital des Quinze-Vingt in Paris.

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