Implantation of the Argus II retinal prosthesis in an eye with short axial length

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The authors describe the implantation of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Argus II) (Second Sight Medical Products, Sylmar, CA) into a short axial length (AL) eye. The authors' main modification is the use of endocyclophotocoagulation (endo-CPC) to the ciliary processes in the area that the cable enters through the sclerotomy. This case describes the surgical technique necessary for successful implantation of the Argus II into a short AL eye. The use of endo-PC prevents chaffing to the ciliary processes, does not affect postoperative intraocular pressure, and facilitates direct visualization of the structures during the surgery, preventing damage during implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-371
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic Surgery Lasers and Imaging Retina
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2016

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Funding Information:
Supported by the University of Minnesota Foundation; the Minnesota Lions Vision Foundation; and an unrestricted grant to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences from the Research to Prevent Blindness.

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