Subretinal Implant with long lifespan - a feature in the "Ophthalmologische Nachrichten", Germany
The subretinal implant RETINA IMPLANT Alpha AMS still functional after more than 50 months.
The subretinal implant RETINA IMPLANT Alpha AMS was implanted in a Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patient in 2014 at the University Hospital Tübingen. The implant partly restores the patient’s functional vision: she can identify light sources and better orient herself in her environment. Previous statements on durability were based on laboratory tests predicting a lifetime of 4.7 years. The experience of this patient provides the practical proof that the development is on the right way.
The full article can be found in the “Ophthalmologische Nachrichten” edition 10.2018.