Implantable Miniature Telescope Surgery

Treating Macular Degeneration

In Implantable Miniature Telescope eye surgery a tiny telescope is inserted behind the iris to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This implant is meant to reduce AMD’s “blind spot” and magnify images to enhance vision for activities like reading, facial recognition, and watching television.

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Condition Treated
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration of the small part of the retina called the macula.


This outpatient procedure lasts about an hour with local anesthetic. With the expertise of NVISION®’s talented surgeons, we deliver incomparable outcomes.

Common Questions About Implantable Miniature Telescope
  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye’s macula, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

    Many people develop macular degeneration as part of the body’s natural aging process. There are different kinds of macular problems, but the most common is age-related macular degeneration.

  • Candidates must:

    • Be at least 65
    • Have stable AMD
    • Not currently undergoing active injection or laser treatment
    • Have not had cataract surgery

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