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A Discussion of Commercially Available Intra-ocular Telescopic Implants for Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dunbar, HMP; Dhawahir-Scala, FE; (2018) A Discussion of Commercially Available Intra-ocular Telescopic Implants for Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Ophthalmology and Therapy , 7 pp. 33-48. 10.1007/s40123-018-0129-7. Green open access

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Abstract

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment in the western world, causing significant reduction in quality of life. Despite treatment advances, the burden of visual impairment caused by AMD continues to rise. In addition to traditional low vision rehabilitation and support, optical and electronic aids, and strategies to enhance the use of peripheral vision, implantable telescopic devices have been indicated as a surgical means of enhancing vision. Here we examine the literature on commercially available telescopic devices discussing their design, mode of action, surgical procedure and published outcomes on visual acuity, quality of life, surgical complication rates and cost effectiveness data where available.

Type: Article
Title: A Discussion of Commercially Available Intra-ocular Telescopic Implants for Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s40123-018-0129-7
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40123-018-0129-7
Language: English
Additional information: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits use, duplication, adaptation, distribution, and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Age-related macular degeneration; Implant; Intra-ocular lens; Low vision; Rehabilitation; Telescope; Visual acuity; Visual impairment
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Ophthalmology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10104916
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