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VisionCare's Macular Degeneration Telescope Implant Named 'Best of What's New' 2010 by Popular Science
Date:11/17/2010

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The telescope implant is designed to improve visual acuity. The magnification provided by the implant reduces the impact of the blind spot caused by end-stage AMD. End-stage AMD causes severe to profound central vision loss in both eyes due to either wet AMD that has progressed to scarring of the macula despite drug treatments, or dry AMD that has progressed to geographic atrophy, the most advanced form of dry AMD.

"This micro-optical telescope is a medical marvel not only because it is a tiny Galilean telescope we can implant inside the eye, but because it can help our most severely visually impaired AMD patients gain meaningful vision," said Kathryn A. Colby, M.D., Ph.D., ophthalmic surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston and an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School.

"We finally have a technology available to provide a new treatment option for AMD patients who have progressed to end-stage disease," said Julia A. Haller, M.D., Ophthalmologist-in-Chief of the Wills Eye Institute, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. "The telescope implant can help patients regain independence we take for granted and to go about social activities that keep us engaged with friends and the community."

Upon receiving the telescope in 2003 during the clinical investigations, Marian Orr's vision and lifestyle dramatically improved. Previously, the now 80 year old resident of Charlotte, NC, had to retire from her position as a law office bookkeeper because she lost her straight-ahead vision as a result of AMD. Now, she is able to read, watch TV and live alone. She says, "My dad and his brother were blind in their later years and I didn't want to be like that. The telescope implant has changed my life."

Results from the two U.S. clinical trials, conducted at 28 leading ophthalmic centers and published in peer-reviewed scientific jour
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