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Corrective Ocular Implants (UPDATED)
The Telescopic Eye Implant Reduces Age-Related Vision Loss


By: Wes Walcott (Talented) Sep 24, 12
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Surgeons at the UC Davis Medical School have successfully created a telescopic eye implant and embedded it in the eye of a patient. 

As much as it sucks to admit it, as the human body ages some of its capacities are diminished. Physical strength gets decreased, hearing loss occurs and sometimes vision can become extremely impaired. In the case of vision deterioration, the culprit to blame is often a disease called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which affects more than ten million people a year in the United States alone. But, thanks to the telescopic eye implant, there’s still a lot of hope for aging eyes.

By bypassing the macula and deflecting light onto a healthy section of the retina, the telescopic eye implant can restore sight to individuals and make it possible for them to see objects in greater detail.

In May 2012, the implant was put into the left eye of Virginia Bane, an 89-year-old artist from California. “I can see better than ever now,” she explained in a statement to the press. “I haven’t been able to read for the past seven years. I look forward to being able to paint again.”



Source: gizmodo
Readmore: ucdmc.ucdavis.edu



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