Wilmer Eye Institute is excited to offer the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT) as a treatment option for patients with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The tiny device, implanted behind the iris during an outpatient procedure, magnifies images in order to enhance central vision for distance activities, such as facial recognition and watching television. Following surgery, patients must participate in an extensive visual rehabilitation program with an occupational therapist, typically for about six months to a year.
Candidates for the implant must:
- Be at least age 75
- Have stable AMD and not currently undergoing active injection or laser treatment
- Have not had cataract surgery in at least one eye
Read about the IMT device in Johns Hopkins Health.
Patient James Hindman talks about his experience with the device.
For general questions, and to schedule appointments, call 410-955-0580.