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IMT for Macular Degeneration

While there is no cure for End-Stage Advanced Macular Degeneration, there is an option to improve the quality of life for some patients through a telescope implant. A tiny telescope approximately the size of a pea is implanted inside one eye, behind the iris.  Once the telescope is in place it helps project images in the patient’s field of view on the healthy areas of the central retina outside of the degenerated macula.

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You will need to have an evaluation to see if you are a candidate for this procedure.  This evaluation includes a consultation by a low vision optometrist, occupational therapist and by Dr. Mathys, a specially-trained ophthalmologist. We can help set you up for all of the required consultations.

After you have recovered from surgery, specially trained low vision optometrists and occupational therapists work with you to prescribe eyeglasses and complete your vision rehabilitation to help you adapt and learn how to use your new vision in daily life.  The plan will be individualized to reach your personal goals.

Not sure if you have Macular Degeneration? Learn more about this eye condition on our Advanced Macular Degeneration page. 

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