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Today at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre, leader in Spain in the development of artificial vision, the first bionic eye has successfully been implanted in a patient with Usher syndrome in a pioneering operation in Spain and Europe.

The surgery lasted four hours and was performed by Dr. Jeroni Nadal, deputy coordinator of the department of vitreous and retina of the centre, and one of the few surgeons in Spain authorised to do this surgery.

A team of Imex, and another of Second Sight have overseen the surgery. On Thursday December 17, the second implant is to be performed.

Again the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre is among the pioneers in the world for the treatment of diseases related to vision.