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

Avni Finn, Dilraj Grewal, Lejla Vajzovic
2018 Clinical Ophthalmology  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.2147/opth.s137525 pmid:29942114 pmcid:PMC6005308 fatcat:3to6nhhrobh6fkt3vmmf5ohyqi