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Contact: Eric Peters
petersem@vcu.edu
804-828-0563
Virginia Commonwealth University

Implant Telescope for Macular Degeneration

Caption: Implantable telescope technology reduces the impact of the central vision blind spot due to end-stage AMD. The telescope implant projects the objects the patient is looking at onto the healthy area of the light-sensing retina not degenerated by the disease.

Credit: The Implantable Miniature Telescope (By Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) is a product of VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.

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Related news release: VCU Medical Center first in Virginia to implant telescope for macular degeneration


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