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The world's first approved device intended to restore vision for people suffering from blindness.

Key Features of Argus® II

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System ("Argus II") is the world's first and only CE-Mark and FDA approved device intended to restore some functional vision for people suffering from blindness due to severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa. Moreover, it offers the following benefits:

  • Most clinical experience of any retinal prosthesis ever developed
  • Improvements in ability to perform visual tasks demonstrated in many patients
  • Upgradable external hardware and software to benefit from future innovations
  • Minimal time from implantation to first system use and use at home
  • Implant is MR conditional (VPU and glasses are MR unsafe and should not be worn inside an MR system room)
  • Video processor with adjustable settings for individual preferences, for example:
    • Edge enhancement
    • Contrast enhancement
  • 20° maximum possible field of view
    • Can be compared to a 30 cm ruler held out at arm's length
  • Audible signals that provide information on system functionality