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Mr James Hayward
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Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
 

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.

Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. In this profile, Dr. Alexis Karandrea interviews Dr. Robert Greenberg, Chairman of the Board for Second Sight Medical Products, to learn more about their technologies and future directions. History Second Sight Medical Products was founded in 1998 by Dr. Alfred Mann (the same founder of Advanced Bionics). Dr. Greenberg disclosed that the first prototype of their retinal implant device consisted of 16 electrodes, and was modified from existing cochlear implant technology available from Advanced Bionics at the time. The first clinical trial of the Argus I retinal prosthesis system began in 2002. A second generation device, the Argus II, was subsequently developed and underwent clinical trials in 2006. Six years later in 2012, the Argus II® received FDA approval for patients with retinitis pigmentosa. Retinitis pigmentosa is a retinal degenerative disease affecting one in every 4000 people that results in a gradual loss of peripheral vision. Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.