FDA approves 1st "bionic eye" for the blind

February 14, 2013 by MassDevice staff

U.S. health regulators showed some love to Second Sight Medical, granting FDA approval to the company's market-1st "bionic eye" system for patients with blindness due to a rare disease.

Second Sight retinal prosthesis

California medical technology maker Second Sight Medical is the 1st to bring a "bionic eye" to the U.S. market, landing FDA approval for the Argus II retinal prosthesis for treatment of blindness.

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