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Intraocular mirror telescope for improving vision of phakic and pseudophakic dry type AMD eyes

Session Details

Session Title: AMD III

Session Date/Time: Sunday 20/09/2015 | 11:00-13:00

Paper Time: 11:56

Venue: Athena

First Author: : I.Lipshitz ISRAEL

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Abstract Details

PURPOSE:Magnification of the retinal image is currently the only option for improving vision of dry type AMD eyes. Implanting a telescope inside the eye has multiple advantages over any other AMD optical devices. We present the surgical and clinical results of implanting an intra-ocular mirror telescope for improving vision of both phakic or pseudophakic dry type AMD eyes.


The Lipshitz eye center and Optolight Vision, Herzlia , Israel.


A mirror telescope (X 2.5 Mag.) was implanted in the posterior chamber over an existing regular in the bag IOL in 8 AMD eyes and followed for 6 month. The telescope that is presented here is only 1.25 mm thick, it can be implanted over any existing IOL. The mirror telescope is sulcus fixated and designed for improving both distance and near vision. It can be used as an additive treatment to all other medical treatments for AMD.


All 8 eyes were implanted with the sulcus fixated mirror telescope as a secondary implant over an existing regular IOL. Best corrected distance and near visual acuity were followed for 6 month. Vision was improved in all eyes between 2-4 ETDRS lines for distance and 3 ETDRS lines for near vision. No major surgical or post op complications were encountered in this group of patients. Patient selection criteria, surgical technique and clinical aspects are described.


As currently there is no medical treatment for dry type AMD so implanting an optical mirror telescopic device is a viable option for improving vision of these eyes. The mirror telescopic implant can be safely used for improving vision in AMD eyes. Further evaluation and longer follow up is required.

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