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Implantable miniature telescope

A new FDA-approved miniature telescope implant is now available to treat the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), or end-stage age-related macular degeneration, in which both eyes have central vision loss. End-stage age-related macular degeneration can develop from either the dry or the wet form of age-related macular degeneration and is not curable with drugs. The miniature telescope implant helps by using healthy areas of the retina to see instead of the area affected by the macular degeneration. The miniature telescope implant is used in a comprehensive patient treatment program called CentraSight. The CentraSight treatment program includes several steps, including proper diagnosis, candidate screening/evaluation, and visual rehabilitation.

Here is an image of the device on a fingertip and an illustration of a cross section of an eye with the miniature telescope implanted.

OCLI is one of 14 initial sites nationwide where doctors will properly diagnose, evaluate patients for candidacy and implant the device. To arrange an appointment with one of OCLI’s retinal specialists to see if you or a loved one is a candidate, please call 1-866-SEE-OCLI.

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