Treatment offers patient vision

Paulo Stanga, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal Surgeon at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital and Professor of Ophthalmology and Retinal Regeneration at The University of Manchester, says that initial screening tests on 80-year-old Ray Flynn, from Audenshaw in Manchester, have shown that he has perception in his central vision for the first time in many years.

With the Argus II system switched on, Mr Flynn is able to make out the outline of people and objects even with his eyes closed – thus proving that he is not using any of his remaining natural vision to identify the shapes and outlines.

The trial is supported by the NIHR/Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility and the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre.

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More articles     Posted on: 24 July 2015