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Telescope implant brings new hope to those with age-related macular degeneration
Telescope implant brings new hope to those with age-related macular degeneration

Up until very recently, a diagnosis of age-related macular degeneration was a point of no return in vision loss. (AMD is when retinal cells of the macula—the back of the eye—break down, leaving patients with a "blind spot" in the center of their field of vision.) AMD has robbed nearly 1.8 million Americans age 60 and older of their sight. More than 500,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, according to the National Eye Institute. There is no cure for AMD, but there is a revolutionary new treatment program called CentraSight, in which a miniature telescope the size of a pea is implanted in the eye, behind the iris. The telescope can restore reading ability and...

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