Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Long-Term Effects of Implanted Mini-Telescope Established in Study
"VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc. a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has announced the publication of 'Long-Term (60-month) Results for the Implantable Miniature Telescope: Efficacy and Safety Outcomes Stratified by Age in Patients with End-Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration' in Clinical Ophthalmology," notes Medical News Today. "The 5-year data show substantial retention of gains in visual acuity over time after implantation with the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz). The study reported that both younger (aged 65 to <75) and older patients (aged 75+) had clinically significant visual acuity gains at 2 years as well as 5 years after telescope implant. Younger patients retained more of the vision gains at five years and experienced somewhat fewer adverse events." Read more.