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

n itemprop="name">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
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