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Posted Jul 15 2010 6:48pm

According to an article on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website by Laura Neergaard, US health officials have approved a unique technology to combat a leading cause of blindness.  It’s a tiny telescope implanted inside the eye and it’s the first of its kind.

This is something to consider as you are shopping for vision insurance quotes .  Eye health is very important and it’s often overlooked because of the cost of eye care.   The Implantable Miniature Telescope looks to help in the last stages of macular degeneration which is age related and incurable.  It’s a slow loss of central vision that inhibits reading, watching TV, and eventually facial recognition.

Currently there is not much technology used to help these affected patients.  The difficult-to-use telescopes which are held outside of the eye by the patient can be awkward and inconvenient.  The new microscope implanted into the eye is smaller than a pea and can greatly improve the quality of life the patients suffering from this debilitating disease.

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