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Blindness clinical trials at University of California Health

3 in progress, 1 open to eligible people

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  • OCU400 for Retinitis Pigmentosa and Leber Congenital Amaurosis

    open to eligible people ages 6 years and up

    This is a Phase 1/2 Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of OCU400 in patients with retinitis pigmentosa associated with NR2E3 and RHO mutations and in patients with LCA due to mutation(s) in CEP290 gene (OCU400-101). To document prospective eye pathology in the above subjects Investigators will also conduct a Natural History Study (OCU400-104)i This is a multicenter study, which will be conducted in two phases and will enroll up to a total of 24 subjects in the OCU400-101 and 100 subjects in the OCU400-104 study.

    at UCSD

  • Early Feasibility Study of the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    This is an early feasibility study of a new device, the Orion Visual Cortical Prosthesis System. The device is intended to stimulate the surface of the visual cortex to induce visual perception in blind individuals.

    at UCLA

  • Stimulating the Visual Cortex in Blind

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    In this study, the investigators intend to evaluate the use of a commercially available neurostimulator system, NeuroPace RNS System to stimulate the visual cortex. The NeuroPace RNS System has a proven record of safety and reliability was approved by the FDA in November 2013. The RNS System is indicated for use in patients with epilepsy and includes a skull implanted neurostimulator. No modification to the RNS System is required for this study. This study will use this device to better understand the effect of stimulation on the visual parts of the brain. The main purposes of this study are to confirm the desired location to implant a device in the visual cortex, determine the amount of energy needed to elicit vision, and assess the nature of the vision that is produced. This information is important to have early in the process of designing a visual cortical prosthesis that could eventually be used for commercial use.

    at UCLA

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