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The intraocular mirror telescope as an additive treatment for AMD eyes that cannot be improved by VGF or any other medical treatments

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Session Title: AMD II

Session Date/Time: Friday 27/09/2013 | 08:00-10:00

Paper Time: 09:28

Venue: Hall 3 (Level 0)

First Author: I.Lipshitz ISRAEL

Co Author(s):    A. Lowenstein   S. Golan           

Abstract Details


After improving or stabilizing the vision by injecting VGF or other agents most patients still remain with a considerable visual handicap. The only way to assist these eyes as well as to the dry type eyes is by using optical means. In this study we wanted to evaluate the visual results and clinical aspects of AMD patients that had the pseudophakic mirror telescope implanted in their eye after having undergone intra vitreous injections.


Tel Aviv University medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Ichilov Hospital OptoLight Vision Technologies, Herzlia, Israel


A specially designed secondary (pseudophakic) intra ocular mirror telescope was implanted in eyes that have previously undergone intra vitreous VGF injections for AMD. The clinical results, optical and mechanical considerations as well as the timing of the implantation in relation to the injections will be discussed.


There were no complications or sever adverse side effects that were specifically related to the previous VGF injections. The clinical results were similar to those that can be found in eyes that were implanted with the mirror telescope and did not undergo DGF injections. When considering the timing of implantation we have to take in account the possible need for further injections that may be needed. Retinal visibility after implantation is an important factor when considering this combination of treatments. This visibility is directly correlated to the pupil size and the possibility to dilate the pupil before further injections can be performed.


Intra ocular implantation of a mirror telescope can be performed in eyes that were previously subjected to VGF injections. Special; considerations such as timing of the surgery and pupil size have to be considered. Further clinical experience is needed.

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