Navigation Links
Now Available in South Florida: CentraSight Treatment Program Offers New Hope for Patients with End-Stage Macular Degeneration
Date:2/13/2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The CentraSight™ treatment program, now available at Retina Associates of Miami in South Florida, features the first-ever FDA-approved telescope implant surgical option for patients with End-Stage Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of AMD and the leading cause of blindness in older Americans.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130213/LA59823)

Smaller than a pea, the telescope implant uses micro-optical technology to magnify images which would normally be seen in one's "straight ahead," or central, vision. The images are projected onto the healthy portion of the retina not affected by the disease.

The telescope implant has been demonstrated in clinical trials to improve quality of life for those with central vision loss in both eyes. It improves patients' vision and returns things most of us take for granted. People regain the ability to see the things that are important to them, increase their independence, and re-engage in everyday activities. They can once again recognize faces and see expressions.

The telescope implant is not a cure for end-stage AMD. As with any medical intervention, potential risks and complications exist with the telescope implant. Possible side effects include decreased vision or vision-impairing corneal swelling.

The first CentraSight Patient Treatment Program team in South Florida includes Dr. J. Harris Levy , MD, Dr. Rashid M. Taher , MD, and Wilfredo C. Lara , MD, who evaluate the patient's medical condition for eligibility certification; Dr. Jesse Pelletier , MD, who performs the implant surgery; and Dr. Marc J. Gannon , OD, FAOO, the low vision specialist who evaluates the patient's visual function and coordinates the post-surgical therapy.

To schedule an evaluation contact Dr. Marc Gannon at 866-942-2020.
Visit www.lowvisioninstitute.com for more information.

About CentraSight
CentraSight is the first-ever telescope implant for end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most advanced form of AMD and the leading cause of blindness in older Americans.  Patients with end-stage AMD have a central blind spot or missing area in their vision that makes it difficult or impossible to see faces, read, and perform everyday activities. The CentraSight Treatment Program allows patients to see again by implanting a tiny telescope in the eye in an outpatient procedure, then coordinating with vision specialists to help the patient learn how to use their new vision for everyday activities. For more information visit http://www.centrasight.com/

About Macular Degeneration
More than 15 million Americans are affected by some form of AMD. This number is expected to double by the year 2050.

  • Patients who progress to the end-stage form of AMD have a central blind spot that makes it difficult or impossible for patients to perform everyday activities such as reading, watching TV, preparing meals, and self-care.
  • Macular degeneration attacks the macula, the region of the retina responsible for central, detailed vision. It robs the individual of their central, straight-ahead vision, resulting in what is often referred to as a central vision "blind spot." It does not affect the outer circle of peripheral vision. People see things to the side, but it is too blurry to make up for lost central vision.
  • First signs of AMD: straight lines may appear wavy or disconnected; when looking at a person's face, it is blurred while the rest of the person is in focus; lines of print may be blurred in the center or the lines may be crooked.

CONTACT: Jackie Goldstein
jackieflashgoldstein@gmail.com 
954.849.7971


'/>"/>
SOURCE Retina Associates of Miami
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Vasomedical, Inc. Investor Presentation Now Available for On-demand Viewing at RetailInvestorConferences.com
2. Aethlon Medical, Inc. Investor Presentation Now Available for On-demand Viewing at RetailInvestorConferences.com
3. Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Investor Presentation Now Available for On-demand Viewing at RetailInvestorConferences.com
4. Last Minute Batch of Flu Shots made Available for Free At Naperville and Arlington Heights Immediate Care Centers
5. Raleigh CoolSculpting Complete Provides Twice the Fat Elimination in Just One Hour Now Available at Michael Law MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
6. Phase 3 Topical Drug for Raynauds Disease Available for Licensing/Acquisition at the J.P. Morgan Conference
7. Now Available in Fredericksburg: Painless Screening Exam To Help Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes
8. The First Lean Healthcare App is Now Available in Apples App Store
9. Fuse Science, Inc. DROPS Now Available at PoweredByFuse.com
10. Vicks Starry Night Humidifier Available Now in New Colors Exclusively at Babies"R"Us
11. New Treatment For Obstructive Sleep Apnea Now Available In Canada
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Noom, Inc., ... it will charge enterprise customers only when their members ... the health and wellness sector, which typically charges for ... - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161207/446824LOGO ... the power of technology with the empathy of live ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016 Augmedix, ... announced that it has closed a $23 million ... Ventures and OrbiMed. The company seeks to rehumanize ... physicians spend on mandated EHR documentation. The Augmedix ... service that frees doctors from 3 hours of ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... N.Y. , Dec. 8, 2016 Henry Schein, ... of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal ... 80 percent equity investment in Marrodent, one of ... of approximately $32 million. This transaction was announced on August ... customers in Poland since 2014, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Silhouette Instalift ... lines by smoothing and tightening the skin of the face to create more ... facial aging with very little downtime, Silhouette Instalift is a novel, minimally invasive ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... up with a schizophrenic mother in a unique, personal perspective through animation. ... treating trauma and addictive disorders at her private psychotherapy practice. Sheri’s mother, Pearl, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... In the early morning of ... an emergency medical call when he lost control of his patrol car. The vehicle ... his vehicle, he was transported to Atlanta Medical Center, where he later succumbed to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Castle Dermatology Institute is now ... to restore a more youthful appearance to the face. Dr. Peyman Ghasri and Dr. ... a variety of other treatments, to rejuvenate and renew the facial appearance. , ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Levels ... early-stage brain damage, according to a study appearing online in the journal Radiology. , ... is expected to increase significantly due to the rapidly aging population. Damage to both ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):