(Cont.) "What advances are you anticipating in the coming year?"
Dr. Lee expected the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System (Second Sight Medical Products) to become a major player in 2016. Earlier this fall, the company released the device’s 5-year safety and performance results, which were overwhelmingly positive.
Key advances Dr. Fekrat expected included tele-ophthalmology and self-diagnosis with apps. A recent editorial described the ironic experience an ophthalmologist had with tele-medicine. In terms of new apps, several ophthalmologists weighed in about what apps make their daily work more efficient.