Telescope Eye Implant

nym | 12:38 PM


Visioncare Inc. has developed a telescope eye implant, which can reportedly zoom up to 3X. It is designed for people with age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, instead of those who want better than human vision, but it's a step in the right direction. Just imagine being able to get an implant that allows your eyes to zoom far beyond our natural limitations. Instead of seeing someone wave to you from a distance, you could tell if they had rings on their fingers or not.

The device is implanted in one eye, which provides central vision [...] while the non-implanted eye provides peripheral vision for mobility and navigation. After the surgical procedure, the patient participates in a structured vision rehabilitation program to maximize their ability to perform daily activities. Situated in the eye, the device allows patients to use natural eye movements to scan the environment and reading materials.

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