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

System Overview

The Implant

The implant is an epiretinal prosthesis surgically implanted in and on the eye that includes an antenna, an electronics case, and an electrode array.

Eye Implant Diagram

The External Equipment

The external equipment includes glasses, a video processing unit (VPU) and a cable.

Implant External Equipment

Argus II Animation

HUMANITARIAN DEVICE: Authorized by Federal (U.S.) law to provide electrical stimulation of the retina to induce visual perception in blind patients with severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa and bare light or no light perception in both eyes. The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.