Doctors warn about the rise of people with obsolete medical implants

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2R61H1F Dean Lloyd (left) uses a touch screen monitor to test his Argus II eye implant at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Calif., on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. Neuroscientist Matthew McMahon monitors Lloyd's progress. Lloyd, who has been completely blind for several years, can now see rough images of shapes and colors thanks to the experimental implant developed by Second Sight. (Paul Chinn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP)

A person utilizing a contact display screen to check his Argus II eye implant in 2009. The machine was discontinued in 2019.

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Docs are involved concerning the rising variety of individuals being left with out of date medical implants inside their our bodies, as a result of firms behind these units shutting down or abandoning their merchandise.

Audio system on the Royal Society Neural Interfaces Summit, held in London final week, have known as for medical regulators to take motion to make sure such sufferers obtain persevering with medical care.

A few of these affected may want the non-functional machine to …

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