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Intraocular Telescopic Lenses
Małgorzata Figurska, Joanna Sobczak
Z Kliniki Okulistyki Wojskowego Instytutu Medycznego w Warszawie
Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Andrzej Stankiewicz
Summary: Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in elderly people in highly developed countries. There are several methods used in AMD treatment, including: laser photocoagulation, pharmacological methods, radiotherapy, photodynamic therapy and surgical removal of subretinal neovascular membranes with macular rotation. None of them is the optimal and it is seldom possible to stop disease progression. For patients with advanced AMD low vision devices provide the only chance of functioning in the society. Such devices like high plus-powered lenses and external telescopes are often cosmetically and functionally inadequate for patients with AMD. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the construction, functioning and implantation of intraocular telescopic lens based on information found in published articles. Intraocular miniaturized telescopic lens could play a major role in future visual rehabilitation in selected AMD cases.
Keywords: Age-related Macular Degeneration, Intraocular Miniaturized Telescopic Lens.