“Cataract surgery is often performed on patients living with macular degeneration in the hopes that an IOL will improve contrast and light. However, studies show that patients who progress to End-Stage macular degeneration do not experience an appreciable improvement in their visual acuity, post cataract surgery,” said Stephen Lane, MD. “The long term efficacy of the telescope implant in improving vision and quality of life in AMD patients has been demonstrated during studies that followed subjects up to 8 years post-surgery. This study will inform us about the safety, effectiveness, and the appropriate surgical technique for implanting the telescope in patients who have had cataract surgery before.” http://nicekennedyharris.jcchristiancounseling.com/2017/01/03/nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-agents-nsaids-are-used-for-the-treatment-of-allergic-conjunctivitis/Unmet Macular Degeneration Treatment Needs Macular degeneration is the leading cause of permanent vision loss in Americans aged 60 and older, affecting an estimated 15 million people.1 Of those, 2 million Americans are living with End-Stage AMD2 and that number will increase as the Baby Boomer cohort ages.1End-Stage macular degeneration cannot be corrected by any other treatment including glasses, vitamins, drugs or cataract surgery and is associated with increased stress and depression as vision diminishes.3 “We developed the telescope implant to help older adults with severely impaired central vision live more independently and improve their vision. Hundreds of patients have experienced the CentraSight treatment program and learned to use their new, improved vision, effectively,” said Blake Michaels, President & CEO of VisionCare, Inc. “We hope the results of this study will allow us to offer the telescope implant to an even broader population of patients who are currently excluded simply because they had a routine eye surgery in the past. We’re looking forward to advancing this study and analyzing the results.” About CentraSight and the Telescope Implant The Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz) is indicated for monocular implantation to improve vision in patients greater than or equal to 65 years of age with stable severe to profound vision impairment (best-corrected distance visual acuity 20/160 to 20/800) caused by bilateral central scotomas (blind areas) associated with End-Stage AMD. The device holds FDA (PMA) approval, CE Mark, Health Canada Listing and is manufactured in an FDA registered facility.
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