Alpha IMS Retinal Implant for blind retinitis pigmentosa

The Alpha IMS is a sub-retinal implant developed by Retina Implant AG. It is a new treatment option for patients in the UK with retinitis pigmentosa who are blind, to help restore vision.

Alpha IMS is a 3×32mm wireless microchip that features a 1500 pixel resolution. The microchip captures light and in turn stimulates the optic nerve, which delivers visual signal data to the brain. The patient is able to see a black and white image. To adjust the brightness, a dial is fitted just behind the ear and the Alpha IMS is powered by a wireless pocket battery.

For more info:  http://www.hsc.nihr.ac.uk/topics/alpha-ims-for-blind-retinitis-pigmentosa/

 

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