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NAMSR: News- Second Sight Medical the Bionic eye' maker files for $32M IPO
Second Sight Medical wants to break into new markets and regions with the use of profits gained from its $32 million initial public offering in support of its wearable visual prosthetics.
Second Sight won FDA approval in February 2013 for its Argus II retinal prosthesis, the 1st time that U.S. regulators have approved a "bionic eye" system for patients with blindness. The Argus II is designed to help restore some amount of sight to patients with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition that leaves patients with either basic light perception or none at all. There currently are no cures for the rare condition, which is diagnosed about 250 times each year.
The 1st-of-its-kind Argus II system is comprised of 2 main components: an eyeglass-mounted camera and an electrical stimulator implanted in the eye. The device converts images captured by the camera into a series of electrical pulses that are then transmitted wirelessly to electrodes in the retina to simulate vision.
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