A telescopic implant that fits directly into the eye to treat certain kinds of blindness has finally received FDA approval for use in the US after more than five years of waiting. The Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) is used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that affects millions around the world…
“… For many, the center part of their vision becomes blurred or completely dark. The IMT is surgically implanted into the cornea and acts to expand an incoming image onto the peripheral parts of the retina that are undamaged by AMD. There are likely hundreds of thousands of potential patients in the US alone who may be able to have their vision partially restored now that CentraSight has garnered FDA approval.”
[Source]. Fantastic for people who have the types of blindness that it applies to! It’ll give a fish-eye/doughnut-vision-like effect though, it won’t be like normal human vision. Still! Better than nothing, perhaps, right?
Hopefully, someday, we can improve this technology even further and make it available to more people, xx. I love advancements. I love people. I love it all.