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Better Vision, With an Implanted Telescope

In a brief outpatient procedure, a corneal specialist implants the mini-telescope in one eye in place of its natural lens. The telescope magnifies images on the retina, extending them so they fall on healthy cells outside the damaged macula, said Allen W. Hill, chief executive of VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies in Saratoga, Calif., the implant's maker.

The telescope is implanted in one eye for jobs like reading and facial recognition. The other eye, unaltered, is used for peripheral vision during other activities like walking.

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7 Responses:

  1. aris1234 says:

    I'm guessing the operation for one of these costs about $6m?

  2. pikuorguk says:

    Combine that with Mr Eye Tooth from the other day and you'll have someone who'll fail the eye recognition scanners they want to put in airports :)

  3. kimberley66 says:

    That's amazing!!

  4. lindseykuper says:

    They forgot to put the ZEISS IKON around the edge there.

  5. maramala says:

    Eh, close enough. Now all they need is to figure out how to implant an energy source and projector in the eyes, and optic blasts here we come...