Implanted Telescope for End-Stage AMD Approved
A new device for people who have blind spots associated with end-stage AMD has been approved by the FDA (July 6, 2010). The tiny telescope is implanted in the eye, magnifiying an image more than two times. As a condition of approval, California-based VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies will conduct two follow-up studies of the device. A label will warn users that the device poses greater risk of injury to the eye’s cornea.
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