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nsandymary
04-04-2009, 12:22 AM
http://www.visioncareinc.net/images/technology/finger_image.jpg

For people suffering from advanced macular degeneration, this lens (http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/04/implantable_telescope_for_amd_expects_fda_approval .html) implant magnifies light at 2.2x to 3x and projects it onto the healthy part of the retina, avoiding the damaged blind spot.

It also, one would think, looks pretty awesome to wear. All we have to go on now are these illustrations, but I would love to see this in actual use. The device has finished clinical trials, and experts on ophthalmic devices have unanimously recommended FDA approval. Amazing stuff.

http://cache.gawker.com/assets/images/gizmodo/2009/04/visioncare_lr.jpg
[VisionCare (http://www.visioncareinc.net/technology.html) via Medgadget (http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2009/04/implantable_telescope_for_amd_expects_fda_approval .html)]

maXimus
04-04-2009, 10:55 AM
This is amazing technology! :cool: