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Leading Researchers in Vision Impairment and Blindness to Present at EURETINA Winter Meeting
Date:2/1/2013

search and clinical trial data will be of great interest to attendees and will expand the body of knowledge on retinal implants and visual results," said Walter-G. Wrobel , president and CEO of Retina Implant AG. "Last year Retina Implant researchers gained more experience working with implanted patients through the second human clinical trial, with the global total of implanted patients reaching 35. Importantly, we continue to learn more about how to best operate on and place the microchip in patients, and we are encouraged by the positive visual results some patients have reported, including the ability to read numbers on the side of dice."

Sessions on Retina Implant's Alpha IMS microchip and about Okuvision's TES are as follows:

  • Katarina Stingl , M.D. will speak in the Artificial Vision and Electrical Stimulation of the Eye session about Retina Implant's Alpha IMS microchip's clinical results on February 1, 16:00-18:00 CET.
  • Andreas Schatz , M.D. will also speak in the session on Artificial Vision and Electrical Stimulation of the Eye about transcorneal electrical stimulation (TES) and phosphene thresholds in healthy subjects and patients with retinal diseases on February 1, 16:00-18:00 CET.
  • Professor Robert MacLaren will present on restoring vision through Retina Implant's subretinal implant and the relevance to future stem cell therapies during the Regeneration/Degeneration session on Saturday, February 2, 8:30-10:30 CET.
  • Retina Implant's 3x3mm2, 1,500 electrode, subretinal implant has been in clinical trials since 2005. The microchip is designed to restor
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