Implantable Telescope : Miniature surgical implant enlarges images on the retina to overcome macular degeneration
Clinical trial results of the Implantable Miniature Telescope have been published in Ophthalmology. The report documents a potential new treatment model for an unmet medical need -- irreversible vision loss due to bilateral end-stage advanced macular degeneration. The investigational Implantable Miniature Telescope is designed to be a permanent solution for moderate to profound vision loss due to advanced, end-stage forms of AMD that have no current surgical or medical treatment options. Smaller than a pea, the telescope prosthetic device is implanted in one eye in an outpatient surgical procedure. In the implanted eye, the device renders enlarged central vision images over a wide area of the retina to improve central vision, while the non-operated eye provides peripheral vision for mobility and orientation.
|November 1, 2006 - FeedSee|