Argus II retinal prosthesis system: a review of patient selection criteria, surgical considerations, and post-operative outcomes.

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Journal Article (Review)

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of heterogeneous inherited retinal degenerative disorders characterized by progressive rod and cone dysfunction and ensuing photoreceptor loss. Many patients suffer from legal blindness by their 40s or 50s. Artificial vision is considered once patients have lost all vision to the point of bare light perception or no light perception. The Argus II retinal prosthesis system is one such artificial vision device approved for patients with RP. This review focuses on the factors important for patient selection. Careful pre-operative screening, counseling, and management of patient expectations are critical for the successful implantation and visual rehabilitation of patients with the Argus II device.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Finn, AP; Grewal, DS; Vajzovic, L

Published Date

  • 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 /

Start / End Page

  • 1089 - 1097

PubMed ID

  • 29942114

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29942114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1177-5467

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2147/OPTH.S137525

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • New Zealand