Second Sight Medical Products Inc (NASDAQ:EYES), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics to provide some useful vision to blind patients, announced it will unveil five-year outcomes associated with the Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System (“Argus II”) during the 39th Annual Macula Society Meeting, being held February 24-27, 2016, atEden Roc Miami Beach. James Handa, MD, the Robert Bond Welch Professor of Ophthalmology at the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute, will present the data for the first time during a session on Inherited Retinal Degeneration on Wednesday, February 24th at 6:12 p.m. Eastern Time.
Dr. Handa will present long-term results from an ongoing clinical trial (NCT00407602) assessing 30 individuals from 10 clinical centers blinded (i.e., with bare light perception or worse) from Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) or similar disorders who were implanted with the Argus II. The data will represent over 200 cumulative patient-years of clinical trial follow-up and will demonstrate the ability for the retinal prosthesis to improve visual function over an extended duration.
“The release of this data represents a milestone in the fight against blindness, given the long-term benefits of the Argus II in restoring some useful vision to individuals blinded by RP. The extended follow-up data clearly demonstrate the utility of the Argus II system, and we have gained considerable knowledge about how best to utilize the device through this trial,” said Dr. Handa.
“We are excited about what this long-term follow up represents, both for patients and for our continued development efforts,” said Dr. RobertGreenberg, Chairman of Second Sight. “These data are compelling in demonstrating the validity of our approach and the reliability of our implants.” (Original Source)
Shares of Second Sight Medical Products are up nearly 4% in after-hours trading. EYES has a 1-year high of $19.63 and a 1-year low of $3.40. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $4.48 and its 200-day moving average is $6.76.
Second Sight Medical Products Inc develops, manufactures and markets implantable prosthetic devices that can restore some functional vision to patients blinded by outer retinal degenerations, such as Retinitis Pigmentosa.