Macular Degeneration – “Age-related macular degeneration, a slowly developing condition that can make it difficult to recognize faces, drive a car or read, typically affects people in their 50s and older. As baby boomers age – and as lifespans continue to increase — the numbers of people are expected to surge.” …

Macular Degeneration: Tiny Telescope Implant Helps Restore Age-Related Vision Loss

Surgically Implanted Telescope Is Not A Cure
But Victims Of The Age Related Condition May Benefit!

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Age related macular degeneration is a condition of the eyes that aflicts some people as they age. It makes it difficult to descern faces, drive a car, or read.

This new Macular Degeneration Treatment, which is not a “cure” but provides a way that may help many cope with the condition is simply amazing. It involves the insertiion of a tiny telescope into the retina of the patient’s eye. This allows the patient to see things more clearly.

Watch the video below to see what we mean.

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Macular Degeneration: Tiny Telescope Implant Helps Restore Age-Related Vision Loss

At the institute, doctors implanted a miniature telescope behind the iris of Hindman’s left eye. The device magnifies what’s in front of Hindman and projects it back onto the parts of his retina that haven’t been destroyed by the disease.

“The advantages of the telescope are that people can see detail much more clearly — people’s faces, television, looking out into the world,” says Dr. Judith E. Goldstein an assistant professor of ophthalmology and chief of low vision services at the Wilmer Eye Institute.


Instances Of Macular Degeneration On Rise … And Expected To Increase

As life expectancy increases, and as “Baby Boomers” age, the number of victims of macular degeneration is expected to increase as well. While this recently approved implanted “telescope” can help ameliorate the symptoms, it is not a “cure”. At $15,000 a pop it’s also not cheap and the “rehab” afterwards is a daunting prospect. Still, the hope is that those who do end up suffering from the condition will be helped by mitigation of the symptoms.

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