Second Sight launches U.S. centers for 'bionic eye'

June 28, 2013 by Sony Salzman

Second Sight Medical opens 12 U.S. centers for its "bionic eye" Argus II retinal implant.

Second Sight retinal prosthesis

Second Sight Medical is slated to set up shop at 12 medical centers across the U.S. to begin consultations for its "bionic eye," the Argus II retinal implant approved by the FDA earlier this year.

Although the product has not launched yet, the Sylmar, Calif.-based company is opening what it calls Centers for Excellence to begin early patient consultations in major markets. The device works to improve blindness with a small camera housed in glasses hooked to an electronic eye implant.

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