MILESTONES IN RETINA

Expert perspectives on the evolution of retina practice, procedures, technologies and instrumentation.

milestone moments

Artificial Retina

Since vision issues and blindness were first diagnosed and documented, scientists have sought a cure. In this video, ASRS Foundation President Timothy G. Murray, MD, MBA, FASRS, talks with Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized pioneer in vision restoration who assembled a multidisciplinary team of experts to develop the first FDA-approved artificial retina, Argus II, for sight restoration. Drs. Murray and Humayun discuss what inspired the invention of the artificial retina, the obstacles overcome in developing the prosthesis and what other sight-restoring breakthroughs may be on the horizon.

Resources

Mark S. Humayun, MD, PhD,  25th Annual Gertrude D. Pyron Award Lecture: Advanced Retinal Implants