The Implantable Miniature Telescope ushers in a trailblazing surgery for blind patients. This unprecedented implant essentially restores their vision. Although some may scoff at its 2X capabilities, it surprisingly makes a huge difference. Virginia Bane, an 89-year-old California-based artist who is the first to receive the Implantable Miniature Telescope, says, "Colors are more vibrant, beautiful and natural and I can read large print with my glasses. I haven’t been able to read for the past seven years."
Developed by a team of surgeons from the UC Davis Eye Center and VisionCare, the ophthalmic technology company that produced the implant, the Implantable Miniature Telescope is made up of a silica capsule that contains the optical elements, a transparent thermoplastic carrier and a blue light restrictor.
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