Newswise — Dr. Robert Devenyi and Dr. Samuel Markowitz will give a presentation followed by a Q and A session on the successful implantation of Canada’s first eye prosthesis system, a device that restores functional vision in patients with forms of advanced retinitis pigmentosa, on Tuesday, October 14 at 11 a.m. (ET).

Dr. Devenyi is Ophthalmologist-in-Chief and Director, Retinal Services at UHN and performed the surgery to implant the Argus device. Dr. Markowitz is a low-vision rehabilitation specialist at Toronto Western Hospital.

Following their formal remarks, Drs. Devenyi and Markowitz will field questions from the media.


Dr. Robert Devenyi, Dr. Samuel MarkowitzThe first two patients to receive the Argus Retinal Prosthesis System.


Presentation followed by Q & AEmbargo lifts at 12 p.m. ET


Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11 a.m.Registration begins at 10:45 a.m.


Krembil Neuroscience Centre – Toronto Western Hospital399 Bathurst St.Ophthalmic Library6th Floor, Main Pavilion, Rm. 319