Client type: ENT / vitreoretinal surgeon

Therapeutic area: Bionic eye implant surgery

Delivered: Custom surgical implantation tooling for Australia’s first bionic eye clinical trial.

In collaboration with our clinical partners, engineers at the Bionics Institute utilised rapid prototyping techniques to design, test and iterate tooling solutions for implantation of a retinal implant that would both maximise patient safety and device integrity.

Following a rigorous evaluation, the designs were approved by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in accordance with strict regulations for custom surgical tooling.

Clinical grade tooling was fabricated by a reputable surgical tool manufacturer. The tooling developed was used in the implantation of three retinal implants leading to Australia’s first successful clinical trial of a bionic eye.