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The Implantable Miniature Telescope

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 65
  • 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.

Read an article on the IMT written by Dr. Tiffany Chan, in Advanced Ocular Care.

Patient James Hindman talks about his experience with the device.

Watch an NBC Nightly News segment on the IMT.

For general questions, and to schedule appointments, call 410-955-0580.

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