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Hope for Macular Degeneration With Implantable Mini-Telescope


Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Misc. Tech, Science


Mini-Telescope ImplantIf the FDA gives its permission, ophthalmologists may be on their way to stopping and even reversing age-related macular degeneration with an implantable mini-telescope. Developed by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, it works with the eye’s cornea making the retinal image larger. The scope consists of a 4.4 x 3.6 mm glass cylinder with wide-angle micro-optics to produce telephoto images. Currently about 1.75 million Americans suffer from the disease and the prediction by NIH’s National Eye Institute is that it will almost double by 2020 because of all the baby boomers that will be aging in the next 2 decades.


Read More | Scientific American

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Eye Specialist in Kharghar Eye Specialist in Kharghar 2/10/14 4:26 pm

This new telescope is indeed promising as most current treatments aim only at halting the progression of the condition and not improving the vision of the patient. Most ARMD patients would be waiting for it to be made clinically available.


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