Navigation Links
Telescope Implant for End Stage Macular Degeneration Now Available Across the Nation
Date:6/8/2012

SARATOGA, Calif., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., developer of the first FDA-approved ophthalmic telescope implant indicated to improve vision in patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), announced today the expansion of its CentraSight™ provider teams nationwide.  VisionCare's telescope implant is integral to the CentraSight treatment program (www.CentraSight.com), which helps patients follow the steps necessary for proper diagnosis, surgical evaluation and postoperative care.  The telescope implant improves visual acuity and quality of life for those living with the most severe form of AMD and can help seniors become more independent and re-engage in everyday activities.

"Medicare patients who cannot be helped by available AMD therapies now have hope for improved vision and quality of life," said Henry L. Hudson, M.D, who was a principal investigator in the pivotal trial for FDA approval and lead author of VisionCare's FDA clinical trial outcomes publications. "For decades ophthalmologists had no answers for these patients.  We are excited that the telescope implant is now available to this underserved patient population and to be the first provider team in our state to provide this to a Medicare patient."

Medicare provides coverage to patients in states across the country for eligible beneficiaries with the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration – end-stage AMD. The eye disease is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness in older Americans. Patients with end-stage AMD have central blindness in both eyes that is uncorrectable by glasses, drugs or cataract surgery.

"The ability to provide a vital range of vision by implanting the telescope technology made a tremendous impact on my patients who were bilaterally blind from macular degeneration," said Kathryn Col
'/>"/>

SOURCE VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine technology :

1. Utah Boy Scout Troop Cycles 314 Miles, Raising Awareness of Cochlear Implants
2. Kelyniam Global Inc. Reports Record Cranial Implant Revenues in the 1st Quarter of 2012
3. ulrich medical USA™ Releases New Expandable Spinal Implant for US Market
4. STAAR Surgical Celebrates Over 300,000 Successful Visian® ICL Implants at ASCRS Congress
5. FREEDOM Study Data: Patients Experience Sustained Quality of Life Benefits with More Frequent Home Hemodialysis with the NxStage System One
6. HeartWare International Receives CE Mark Addendum, Expanding Label to Include All Patients at Risk of Death From Refractory, End-Stage Heart Failure
7. Varian Medical Systems to Showcase Radiosurgery Technology for Non-invasive Treatment of Early Stage Inoperable Lung Cancer
8. Former NxStage Patient Nikolas Gieske Celebrates Kidney Transplant
9. Study Shows NxStage Daily Home Hemodialysis Patients More Likely to Receive Kidney Transplant
10. Seventeen Banner Health facilities achieve final stage of electronic medical record adoption
11. Retrospective Study Suggests that Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) Can be a Viable Option for Treating Early-Stage Lung Cancer in Operable as well as Inoperable Patients; Phase III Randomized Trial Now Under Way
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2015)... PITTSBURGH , Aug. 28, 2015 ... announced that its shareholders have approved Mylan,s proposed ... ; TASE) and the related issuance of Mylan ... general meeting of shareholders held today. The transaction ... the extraordinary general meeting. In addition, the transaction ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... and LONDON , August 28, ... approach seamlessly connects people, ... improving outcomes and the cost ... PHG AEX: PHIA) today announced its presence at  ESC ... cardiology solutions, including Heart Model A.I. , EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015 DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: ... to present at three upcoming healthcare conferences.  ... CEO, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Investment ... time. The conference is being held at the St. ... . A live audio webcast of the presentation will ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 2Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 3Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 4Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 5Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 6Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 7Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 8Mylan Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Acquisition of Perrigo 9Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 2Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 3Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 4DURECT to Participate in Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2
... SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 29, 2007 - ACADIA ... technology to fuel drug discovery and clinical,development ... today announced that the company will present ... held from,March 28 through April 1, 2007, ...
... 29, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Baxter,International Inc. today announced ... H5N1 influenza vaccine and,plans to initiate a Phase ... to confirm the study results. , The Phase ... highly immunogenic at low doses, and induces substantial,levels ...
Cached Medicine Technology:ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Schizophrenia Programs to Be Presented at,the 2007 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 2ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Schizophrenia Programs to Be Presented at,the 2007 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 3ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Schizophrenia Programs to Be Presented at,the 2007 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 4ACADIA Pharmaceuticals' Schizophrenia Programs to Be Presented at,the 2007 International Congress on Schizophrenia Research 5Baxter Announces Final Phase I/II Data and Initiation of Phase III,Clinical Trial for Candidate Pandemic H5N1 Influenza Vaccine 2Baxter Announces Final Phase I/II Data and Initiation of Phase III,Clinical Trial for Candidate Pandemic H5N1 Influenza Vaccine 3Baxter Announces Final Phase I/II Data and Initiation of Phase III,Clinical Trial for Candidate Pandemic H5N1 Influenza Vaccine 4Baxter Announces Final Phase I/II Data and Initiation of Phase III,Clinical Trial for Candidate Pandemic H5N1 Influenza Vaccine 5
(Date:8/30/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2015 , ... ... Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) medical devices for the treatment of prostate cancer, has announced ... introduced this summer at the treatment center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. , The ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... ... two inventors from Miller Place, N.Y. "I specialize in manual therapy, and my ... addition, it can be used for additional muscle dysfunction throughout the body." , ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... ... Next weekend is Labor Day weekend, the last bash of the season ... year). For IT security personnel, it should also mark the perfect time to make ... than a simple headache. , Joe Caruso, founder and CEO-CTO of Global Digital ...
(Date:8/29/2015)... ... August 29, 2015 , ... Vascular Health ... and sell Arterosil and Arterosil HP, and that all claims and counterclaims have ... Health Sciences, LLC (VHS) in the United States District Court for the Southern ...
(Date:8/28/2015)... ... 28, 2015 , ... The Kentucky State Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Beth ... are applying for, they are unable to pass the initial drug test and therefore ... policies in order to be able to hire long-term, skilled talent. (1) Will Wesch, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Image Fusion Technology Combines MRI and Ultrasound Images to Treat Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Inventors and InventHelp Clients Develops Tension Reliever (LGI-1951) 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 2Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 3Health News:Business Cyber Security – Come Out of the Summer with a Clean Slate 4Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 2Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 3Health News:Hiring Obstacles: Drug Abuse a Problem for Workforce 4
... police officers, school leaders, in addition to the East ... break out. // Officials belonging to these departments are ... department everywhere has to be at the forefront while ... epidemics in the past which had devastated whole civilizations. ...
... of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton have reported that ... to inhibit the growth of Influenza A virus. In ... copper reduced the Plaque Forming Units (PFU) of Influenza ... there is an increased world wide threat of bird ...
... suffer from asthmatic symptoms, carrying a girl foetus are more ... a male foetus, // according to a recent study. Michael ... studied 702 pregnant women throughout southern New England who were ... selected points in pregnancy. ,Lung function and ...
... to India for the sake of low priced cosmetic ... waistline, rhinoplasty, and breast improvements are very expensive. // ... UK every year. ,Recent figures released ... that breast enlargement topped the list of cosmetic operations ...
... Lords committee report has revealed that about 90% of ... not actually been tested on children. Drugs like thyrozine, ... to children in spite of them not being licensed ... given to children have not undergone proper tests with ...
... Researchers belonging to the Oxford University in England have revealed ... their own treatment and taught to scale down the risk ... be avoided. Those patients who change the doses of warfarin, ... blood run the risk of dying within two years, which ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:More People Come To India For Cosmetic Surgery 2
... pressure intravascular catheters provide a simple, ... measuring pressures in the heart or ... catheters are ideal for high fidelity ... size from 2 to 7 French ...
... Mikro-Tip pressure intravascular catheters provide a ... of measuring pressures in the heart ... Mikro-Tip catheters are ideal for high ... in size from 2 to 7 ...
... dual pressure sensor catheters incorporate ... slow-speed injection/guide wire, or high-speed ... for high-speed injection has two ... and an open-end pigtail extension ...
... dBC is a flat detector biplane ... ideal for cardiological diagnostics and intervention. ... you to optimally adapt the system ... and electrophysiological applications with tableside operation. ...
Medicine Products: