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Retina Implant AG Clinical Trial Results Presented at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
Date:11/18/2013

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Dr. Katarina Stingl, clinical scientist from the Centre for Ophthalmology, University of Tuebingen, Germany presented results from the Company sponsored clinical trial that led to CE mark of the Alpha IMS at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting. The presentation took place on Sunday, November 17 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, La.

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Dr. Stingl's presentation in the course, "2013 Modern Technologies and Techniques for Young Ophthalmologists to Know," covered new techniques, approaches and therapies for treating hereditary retinal degenerations that are in use internationally, but are not yet available in the United States. The key focus of the presentation was clinical trial results of the Alpha IMS subretinal implant, which obtained CE mark to restore useful vision to RP patients in July 2013. The results, also published earlier this year in Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Science, found that functional vision was restored in the majority of patients implanted with a wireless subretinal microchip. Patients were followed over an observation period of three to nine months and reported benefits such as regaining the ability to read letters and see facial characteristics.

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