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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 Research Facility.

For more details about the trial, please contact Ellie Ridyard on 0161 701 7691.

Ray and Paulo

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