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Telescopic Implants. BME 281 Joseph Cullen. Macular degeneration?. Effects the elderly A build up of deposits called drusen on Macula Creates blind spot Peripheral Vision is typically not effected. Solution. Visioncare Inc. Implantable Miniture Telescope (IMT) 35 min Surgery.

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telescopic implants

Telescopic Implants

BME 281

Joseph Cullen

macular degeneration
Macular degeneration?
  • Effects the elderly
  • A build up of deposits called drusen on Macula
  • Creates blind spot
  • Peripheral Vision is typically not effected.
solution
Solution
  • Visioncare Inc.
  • Implantable Miniture Telescope (IMT)
  • 35 min Surgery
how it works
How it works
  • Implant is able to magnify the vision to about 2.5 times its original size
  • Makes picture big enough that you can see around the blind spot
  • Takes away peripheral vision
benefits
Benefits
  • Ability to recognize faces is restored
  • Able to read
  • Ability to perform daily activities, cooking cleaning, etc.
side effects
Side effects
  • Cornea swelling
  • Cornea implant
  • Extensive therapy for proper use
future
Future
  • An implant of less cost (current: $15,000)
  • Solution that corrects the problem rather than just going around it
  • A more general solution
sources
Sources
  • Dagda, Ruben. "Telescopic Implants Reverse Blindness in Macular Degeneration Patients - Pittsburgh Medical Technology | Examiner.com." Welcome to Examiner.com | Examiner.com. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. <http://www.examiner.com/medical-technology-in-pittsburgh/telescopic-implants- reverse-blindness-macular-degeneration-patients>.
  • Davis, By Linsey. "FDA Approves Procedure That Inserts Telescope Into Eye Giving Those Suffering From Macular Degeneration Their Vision Back - ABC News." ABCNews.com: Daily News, Breaking News and Video Broadcasts - ABC News. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. <http://abcnews.go.com/WN/fda- approves-procedure-inserts-telescope-eye-giving-suffering/story?id=11121305>.
  • Osborne, Doug. "New Telescopic Eye Implant Gets FDA Approval – Tech Products & Geek News." Geek.com. 9 July 2010. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. <http://www.geek.com/articles/news/new-telescopic- eye-implant-gets-fda-approval-2010079/>.
  • Saenz, Aaron Saenz. "Implantable Eye Telescope That Treats AMD Now FDA Approved | Singularity Hub." Singularity Hub | The Future Is Here Today…Robotics, Genetics, AI, Longevity, The Brain…. 8 July 2010. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. <http://singularityhub.com/2010/07/08/implantable-eye- telescope-that-treats-amd-finally-gets-fda-approval/>.
  • "VisionCare Corporate: Our Technology." VisionCare Corporate: Home. Web. 09 Nov. 2011. <http:// www.visioncareinc.net/technology>.
  • "WHAT IS MACULAR DEGENERATION?" MD SUPPORT. ED. MARTIN A. MAINSTER. 3 SEPT. 2009. WEB. 09 NOV. 2011. <HTTP://WWW.MDSUPPORT.ORG/LIBRARY/MD_DESCRIPTION.HTML>.