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The Implantable Miniature Telescope for Macular Degeneration

Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lose their central vision in both eyes. This makes it difficult to read, recognize faces, or watch television. Fortunately, the more peripheral retinal beyond the centrally-located macula is not usually affected. The implantable miniature telescope (IMT) takes advantage of this fact by enlarging objects in the center of the visual field so they can be seen by the intact parts of the retina around the macula. Read more...


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