The Implantable Miniature Telescope from VisionCare is an advanced treatment for end-stage macular degeneration. There are many qualifications for this device to ensure that it is used in patients who may benefit from the technology.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the IMT and who may be a candidate.
Some of the basic qualifications include:
- Age 65 and older
- End-stage macular degeneration in both eyes
- Vision 20/160 to 20/800
- No previous cataract surgery in the eye to receive the telescope
Learn more about the IMT in episode #70 of A State of Sight: http://youtu.be/caipn22S2sk
Sleeping in contacts is very dangerous for your eyes. Contacts should always be removed at night to help lower the risk of an eye infection.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD from Raleigh to learn why you shouldn't sleep wearing contact lenses.
Isaac Porter, MD explains penetrating keratoplasty, a full-thickness corneal transplant, which may be needed for patients with swollen, cloudy corneas, keratoconus, or inherited diseases. Corneal transplantation is one of the most successful types of transplantation in humans.
Dr. Porter explains DSEK, a selective corneal transplant procedure where only the inner layer of the cornea is replaced. This can improve vision in patients with a cloudy or swollen cornea in cases like Fuchs' Dystrophy and edema following eye surgery.
Dry eye syndrome can cause blurred vision when tears do not coat the cornea properly. This can result in irritation of the corneal surface, which must be smooth along with the tear film to see clearly.
Watch this episode of A State of Sight with Isaac Porter, MD to learn more about the surface of the cornea and how this works with the tear film to provide clear vision.