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VisionCare Implantable Telescope Technology Presentations Featured at Upcoming American Academy of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmology Innovation Summit Meetings
Date:10/20/2009

SARATOGA, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for individuals with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced upcoming scientific and corporate presentations on its implantable telescope technology. VisionCare's investigational telescope implant is the first medical device to be recommended for FDA approval by the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel for End-Stage AMD, a leading cause of untreatable blindness in the U.S.

    Three podium presentations are scheduled as follows:

    American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting
    October 23 - 27, 2009 - Moscone Center, San Francisco.

        -  Friday, October 23
           Session: AAO Retina 2009 Subspecialty Day, Late Breaking
           Developments
           Location: Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom

           3:28 PM Long-term Data on the Implantable Telescope Technology
           Jeffrey S. Heier, MD, Vitreoretinal Specialist, Ophthalmic
           Consultants of Boston, Boston, MA.

        -  Monday, October 26
           Session: AAO Joint Meeting, Symposium 25
           Location: Moscone Center South, Esplanade Ballroom

           5:14 PM Implantable Miniaturized Telescope
           Mark R. Wilkins, MD, Cornea/Cataract Specialist, Moorfields Eye
           Hospital, London.

    Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS)
    October 22, 2009 - The Palace Hotel, San Francisco.

        -  8:50 AM VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies
           Allen W. Hill, President and CEO

At the AAO annual meeting, VisionCare is in Booth #5437 located in the West Hall of the Moscone Convention Center.

About the Telescope Device

The investigational Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) is designed to be a solution for moderate to profound vision loss due to advanced, end-stage forms of AMD that have no current surgical or
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