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    Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes

    Post by Optimus on Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:34 am

    Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes





    People suffering from age-related macular degeneration may soon get a chance to be among the first generation with bionic eyes. The FDA recently approved an implantable telescope-like device that will help those suffering from this specific type of vision loss. Like most types of blindness treatments, it’s only approved to treat a very specific condition, but it’s one that affects an estimated 500,000 Americans over the age of 75. But unlike most other futuristic treatments for vision loss, this one is available today.

    The device is called an Implantable Miniature Telescope, and it works by expanding images that hit the eyes onto areas of the retina that are unaffected by macular degeneration. After being implanted into the cornea, the implant works to correct the darkening of the middle of the wearer’s field of vision. The device doesn’t actually correct the condition; it simply finds a way to give the user some vision before macular degeneration causes total blindness.

    The implant creates a ring-shaped field of vision in the eye, so the other eye is often left untreated so that the patient can sort of cobble together a complete field of vision between both eyes. It takes considerable effort to get used to this new way of seeing, making the implants something of a compromise.
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes

    Post by Vicky on Fri Aug 06, 2010 12:27 am

    oh cool this nice so then lose my eye i can get this done and i be all better Smile
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes

    Post by Meesh on Sun Aug 08, 2010 1:46 am

    Umm do I have to wait till I'm practically ancient to get this done..cuz like..my eyes are already rotten..the docs pretty much told me that I'm screwed as an old person and that if there was any chance by miracle that my eyeballs would regenerate into something NOT SO BLIND, then I'd be ok. But he said no, you're Blindo McBlinderson, have your coke bottles back. D;
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    Re: Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes

    Post by SPADEZ on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:21 pm

    Meesh wrote:Umm do I have to wait till I'm practically ancient to get this done..cuz like..my eyes are already rotten..the docs pretty much told me that I'm screwed as an old person and that if there was any chance by miracle that my eyeballs would regenerate into something NOT SO BLIND, then I'd be ok. But he said no, you're Blindo McBlinderson, have your coke bottles back. D;
    aww that sucks meesh.. I'm sure you wont be blind when u get old! You'll be fine Smile and although my eyes are fine I am intrigued to have this done myself just to see how cool I can see everything, not sure the age requirements for this procedure but i'll look more into it, whatever info anybody else finds on this please post this, thanks! Smile



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    Re: Coming Soon to a Senior Citizen Near You: Bionic Eyes

    Post by Vicky on Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:35 pm

    i hope proseireues dont have too much side effects new thing usallay do Smile

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