Positive visual phenomena following implantation of the argus II retinal prosthesis

Ama Sadaka, Cyrus Iqbal, Hossein Nazari, Shauna Berry, Charles C. Wykoff, Mark S. Humayun, Andrew G. Lee

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Abstract

A 62-year-old female who was legally blind secondary to retinitis pigmentosa (RP) developed new positive visual phenomena (PVP) ("visual storms") following implantation of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Second Sight Medical Products, Sylmar, CA). The potential mechanisms for the exacerbating PVP or hallucinatory release phenomena are proposed. Clinicians should be aware of these visual phenomena in patients with RP and the potential for worsening of or de novo development of PVP in patients considering the Argus II implant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1025
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Volume48
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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