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Elka Nir Joins VisionCare Board of Directors
Date:2/5/2011

the Board and the company as it begins US commercialization of this breakthrough product later this year."  

About the Telescope Implant

The Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) is designed to improve vision and quality of life in patients with end-stage AMD.  Smaller than a pea, the telescope is implanted in one eye in an outpatient surgical procedure.

CentraSight Treatment Program

The first-of-kind telescope implant is integral to a new patient care program, CentraSight, for treating patients with end-stage AMD. The CentraSight treatment program involves a patient management process and access to reimbursement resources for patients and physicians. Patients and physicians can find more information about the telescope implant and related treatment program at www.centrasight.com.

About End-Stage Macular Degeneration

AMD is a disorder of the central retina, or macula, which is responsible for detailed vision that controls important functional visual activities like recognizing faces and watching television. The National Eye Institute estimates that over 1.7 million Americans over age 50 suffer vision loss from advanced AMD, which frequently culminates as end-stage AMD (visual impairment due to untreatable advanced AMD in both eyes). These patients often experience a loss of independence and quality of life, and have difficulty with activities of daily living. Approximately half of the individuals living with advanced AMD are affected in both eyes.

About Giza Venture Capital

Located in Tel Aviv, Giza is a leading venture capital firm investing in seed and early-stage technology companies.  Giza currently manages five funds totaling $600 million.  Founded in 1992, the firm's professionals have extensive experience and expertise in life sciences, communications, semiconductor, information technology, enterpr
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