Telescopic lens implant for your eyeball gets FDA approval

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We’ve seen a fair amount of in-eye machinery. From the Retinal Implant Program and Second Sight to the Eyeborg and that lady who just wants a webcam eye, there’s quite a lot going on in the field. This particular technology is actually much simpler than those electronic solutions, because it addresses a simpler problem. Degeneration of the retina around the macula can make central vision blurry or absent — so VisionCare has made a little telescope that makes the central object in your vision much larger.

Here, watch this video:
http://www.centrasight.com/swf/flv_player.swf?videoName=video_VisionCare&audience=patients

There are trade-offs, of course, and it’s a serious procedure to have the lens of your eye completely replaced, but I love that we are able to make these hardware changes in the body with confidence and precision. Love it!

[via SlashGear]

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