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First-in-human trial of a novel suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis

Ayton, Lauren N.; Blamey, Peter J.; Guymer, Robyn H.; Luu, Chi D.; Nayagam, David A. X.; Sinclair, Nicholas C.; Shivdasani, Mohit N.; Yeoh, Jonathan; McCombe, Mark F.; Briggs, Robert J.; Opie, Nicholas L.; Villalobos, Joel; Dimitrov, Peter N.; Varsamidis, Mary; Petoe, Matthew A.; McCarthy, Chris D.; Walker, Janine G.; Barnes, Nick; Burkitt, Anthony Neville; Williams, Chris E.; Shepherd, Robert K.; Allen, Penelope J.

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UNLABELLED Retinal visual prostheses ("bionic eyes") have the potential to restore vision to blind or profoundly vision-impaired patients. The medical bionic technology used to design, manufacture and implant such prostheses is still in its relative infancy, with various technologies and surgical approaches being evaluated. We hypothesised that a suprachoroidal implant location (between the sclera and choroid of the eye) would provide significant surgical and safety benefits for patients,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-12-18
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13985
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0115239

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