Mini telescope implant done in Raleigh, NC

Earlier this month we reported on a telescopic implant done in Sandhills, NC.
Now in an outpatient procedure at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, ophthalmologist Dr. Isaac Porter removed a patient’s cataract and replaced it with the implant. The telescope itself is smaller than a pea and redirects the image to a part of the retina unaffected by the disease.

The implant comes with a whole-team approach to care involving the cornea surgeon, a retina specialist, optometrist and a low-vision occupational therapist.

Ailse O’Neill with Therapeutic Solutions works with the patient  in her Hillsborough home. She’s learning how to coordinate peripheral vision in her left eye with the magnified vision in her right eye.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: