Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Dry 'Bionic Eye' treatment: AMD Feasibility Study
Manchester Royal Eye Hospital are proud to be the first
Hospital globally to fit an artificial retina into a patient
with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Ray Flynn from Audenshaw was the first patient to sign up to the
Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System Dry AMD Feasibility Study with
us, a trial to which we plan to recruit four more patients who
suffer from this condition.
Under the care of surgeon Professor Paulo Stanga, Ray was the
first human being in the world with AMD to be fitted with an
artificial retina. He is also the first person globally to have
mixed artificial vision as well as natural peripheral vision.
The surgery took place at the Hospital in June 2015, under the
care of Professor Paulo Stanga. The study itself is taking place at
Manchester Vision Regeneration (MVR) Laboratory at the National
Institute for Health Research / Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical
For more details about the trial, please contact Ellie Ridyard
on 0161 701 7691.