Alongside our colleagues at the Department of Ophthalmology at Rush University Medical Center, Drs. Randy Epstein and Parag Majmudar are excited to be a part of the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) trial . We are enrolling patients age 75 and older who have end-stage macular degeneration and cataracts. The study involves pre-surgery training and assessment, cataract extraction surgery with implantation of an FDA-approved miniature intraocular telescope (IMT) in place of a conventional intraocular lens (IOL) , and post-surgery training with a low-vision specialist. One eye is operated on and facilitates near vision . The other eye maintains peripheral vision and together, this "mono-vision" arrangement can allow patients to engage in visual tasks like reading and checkbook balancing. This is an incredible opportunity to bring a revolutionary technology to those who are good candidates. Chicago Cornea Consultants continues to be on the leading edge of an innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to management of complex ocular conditions.
Learn more about this trial at: http://www.rush.edu/rumc/page-1298329688895.html
Information about the IMT can also be found at http://www.centrasight.com