Miracle medical moment occurs as legally blind man sees again through the use of Implantable Miniature Telescope. This is a revolutionary breakthrough for scientists and one that John Jameson (the said patient) is certainly grateful for. Up until John stuffed with a histoplasmosis fungal infection, his sight was fine. However, when this infection took its toll, it also took part of John’s sight too. His vision became blurry, so doctors suggested laser surgery to reverse the damage caused by the infection. However, this damaged his sight even further and was then diagnosed as being legally blind.
However, with thanks to Dr. Isaac Lipshitz of VisonCare and Dr. Christopher Shelby of the WK Eye Institute, John can now see again. Lipshitz developed the Implantable Miniature Telescope and designed to help those suffering from age-related macular degeneration which involves the retina deteriorating. It’s the biggest cause of sight loss in the U.S. and is thought to affect more than 10 millions Americans.
Although John did not have this specific condition, his was very similar, which meant he was the perfect candidate for this type of treatment. The operation itself involved implanting a miniature Galilean telescope with a wide-angle micro-optical lens into the eye. This replaces the natural lens which is removed during the surgical procedure. The telescope has the ability to work alongside the cornea to enlarge images by as much as 2.7 times their size. The images are then projected onto healthy parts of the retina which result in some of the patient’s vision being restored.
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