TITLE

Retinal implant holds potential for end-stage AMD patients

AUTHOR(S)
Boyle, Erin L.; Harcharek, Alexandra; Hasson, Matt; Hsvidas, Cara; Nale, Patricia; Master, Joseph; Pagnani, Michelle; Preston, Courtney
PUB. DATE
February 2011
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;2/25/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that a prosthetic device implanted through surgery on the retina of patients with retinitis pigmentosa also shows the potential use in end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients according to doctor Mark Humayun.
ACCESSION #
86439051

 

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