End-Stage AMD is the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It results in a loss of central vision, or blindspot, uncorrectable by glasses, drugs, or cataract surgery. (1)
For patients with End-Stage AMD, the world has literally disappeared before their eyes. They have lost the ability to see and do many of the things they love, like being able to recognize the faces and facial expressions of friends and relatives, watch TV, cook, sightsee, and read.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for End-Stage AMD.(2) At this most advanced stage of the disease, the macula itself is beyond repair. But for patients who have End-Stage AMD, the CentraSight™ treatment program could help reconnect them to the things in life they love to see and do. The telescope implant integral to the program has been shown to improve vision and quality of life by varying levels in qualified patients who have End-Stage AMD.(3, 4, 5) The CentraSight treatment program has been developed to help patients follow the necessary steps for proper diagnosis, surgical evaluation, and postoperative care. Please visit www.CentraSight.com for more details and important safety information.
1. Forooghian F, Agrón E, Clemons TE, Ferris FL 3rd, Chew EY; Age-Related Eye Disease Study Research Group. Visual acuity outcomes after cataract surgery in patients with age-related macular degeneration: age-related eye disease study report no. 27. Ophthalmology. 2009;116:2093-100.
3. Hudson HL, Stulting RD, Heier JS, Lane SS, Chang DF, Singerman LJ, Bradford CA , Leonard RE. IMT002 Study Group. Implantable Telescope for End-Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Long-Term Visual Acuity and Safety Outcomes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008;146:664-673.
4. Hudson HL, Lane SS, Heier JS, Stulting RD, Singerman L, Lichter PR, Sternberg P, Chang DF. Implantable miniature telescope for the treatment of visual acuity loss due to end-stage age-related macular degeneration: one year results. Ophthalmology. 2006;113:1987-2001.