Implantable eye telescope could treat vision problem

A minute telescope which is implanted into the eyes to solve the problem of sight has been approved for use in U.S. The new mechanism is for developed for the people who have irrevocable and advanced form of macular degeneration in which blind spot start to develop in the central vision of both eyes.

an eye telescopeThe minute telescope reinstates the nature lens of the eye and gives and image that is magnified nearly three times. The mechanism then magnifies and projects the images onto a healthy portion of the retina. The manufactures of the telescope claim that this device will help people suffering from end-stage age related macular degeneration (AMD).

The telescope can be used only in one eye because other is required for peripheral vision. People who operated with telescope will also require rehabilitation to help retain their brain to merge the views from two eyes into a single image. This device is planned for patients aged seventy-five and above.

The patients with stern vision impairment caused by blind spots have shown that after treatment, seventy-five percent of patients have an improvement in their eyesight. The FDA said that the telescope’s size might mean that patients will also need a corneal transplant after the operation.

The drugs watchdog, the FDA, said that the telescope’s size might mean that patients will also need a corneal transplant after the operation. Wet AMD is caused due to unusual growth of blood vessels around the eye. It can be treated by stopping the growth of a natural protein called vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF).

The device made by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies is now aiming at about 750,000 people in U.S. who have stern and irrevocable form of the illness that causes a blind spot in the center of their vision.

Article Source: TheHealthAge.com

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