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Introducing the Macular Degeneration Telescope and Professional Team

First-Ever FDA Approved Implantable Miniature Telescope

Dr. YESnick was approached by the Centrasight people to spearhead the team of eye doctors to implement the first-ever FDA Approved Implantable Miniature Telescope, (IMT). The IMT overcomes vision loss due to Macular Degeneration. Call now or click to schedule your appointment to see if this life changing lens is right for you. Click on the Video, below, to Learn More.

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Dr. YESnick Premiers the Mini Telescope for Macular Degeneration


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From Left to Right: Dr. Tim Tweito, MD; Dr. David YESnick, Low Vision OD; Dr. Russel Jayne, MD; Sandy YESnick, Low Vision OT; Dr. Peter Debry, MD; Dr. Jack Abrams, MD; and Dr. Paul Casey, MD.

What is AMD?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease of the retina. End-Stage AMD is the most advanced form of the disease and the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and legal blindness in individuals over the age of 60.

In early, less advanced AMD, visual symptoms are generally mild and may or may not impact vision-related activities.

However, advanced stages of AMD can result in severe loss of sight in the central part of vision. This is often referred to as a central vision “blind spot’ This blind spot is different than the visual disturbances experienced with cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens) and is not correctable by cataract surgery or eyeglasses. Side vision, or peripheral vision, is not affected by AMD, but is too low resolution to make up for lost central vision. At this time, there is no cure for End-Stage AMD and no way to reverse its effects.

What is CentraSight and the Telescope Implant?

The CentraSight treatment program uses a tiny telescope, an FDA-approved medical device, which is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for individuals affected by End-Stage AMD.

The telescope implant, about the size of a pea, is intended to improve distance and near vision in people who have lost central vision in both eyes because of End-Stage AMD. The telescope implant is surgically placed inside one eye. The implanted eye provides central vision; the other eye provides peripheral vision.

The telescope implant is not a cure for End-Stage AMD. It will not restore your vision to the level it was before you had AMD, and it will not completely correct your vision loss. Patients with this level of AMD have had to cease driving due to their vision; after the telescope procedure, although near and distance vision may improve, driving will not be possible because the implant does not restore normal vision.

Am I a Candidate?

In general, to be considered a potential candidate for the telescope implant, Dr. Yesnick must first confirm that you:

  • Have irreversible, End-Stage AMD resulting from either dry or wet AMD
  • Are no longer a candidate for drug treatment of your AMD
  • Have not had cataract surgery in the eye in which the telescope will be implanted
  • Meet age, vision, and cornea health requirements

After Dr. Yesnick confirms that you are a potential candidate, your vision will be tested using an external telescope simulator. The results of the test and visual training/rehabilitation evaluation visits will help you and Dr. Yesnick decide if you are likely to benefit from the CentraSight Telescopic Implants treatment program. If so, the tests will also help you and Dr. Yesnick discuss which eye should be treated and what your vision may be like after the treatment.

Call us today to see if this procedure is right for you.

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