Tiny telescope gives hope to macular degeneration patients

A new, bionic tool for treating macular degeneration was unveiled this month at the University of California, Davis: a telescope smaller than a pea that’s implanted directly into the eye.

It’s barely detectable at first, but a close look at a patient with the implant reveals a slightly luminescent spot where the pupil would be. That lens holds a world of promise for patients with end-stage macular degeneration, a retinal disorder that limits vision to a cloudy warp of reality.

Read more: http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/health/tiny-telescope-gives-hope-to-macular-degeneration-patients#ixzz28peoE7Uf

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