Telescopic implants help
Recently CentraSight developed a technology which allows end-stage AMD sufferers to see more clearly, an implantable telescope which is surgically placed behind the iris.
This innovative technology is about the size of a pea and once implanted is barely visible. By telescopically enhancing an image and then projecting that picture onto healthier areas of the macula the telescope has the ability to enhance the vision between three to four eye chart lines on average.
During the clinical study of the implant over 200 patients demonstrated vast improvements, with some patients stating that the implant made the difference between recognising faces and not. This shows how much of an impact end-stage AMD has on a person’s life, and other issues such as being unable to dial on the telephone and unable to see steps on a staircase can be rectified with the implant.