You Say ‘Eye Telescope,’
I Say Cybernetic Implant

Eyescope 07.19.09 Personally, I don’t know how anyone can tolerate an object inserted into their eye, but you have to admit that this “eye “telescope” is simply amazing. While the implant is specifically designed for macular degeneration, it’s easy to imagine all the possibilities down the road.

This particular telescope magnifies images on the retina so they land on healthy tissue, reports The New York Times. The device was approved by a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel in March and already is in use in Europe.

Despite the recession, technology marches forward. How long before we see multiple cybernetic implants in humans?

3 thoughts on “You Say ‘Eye Telescope,’
I Say Cybernetic Implant

  1. Farooq Ahmed

    My Father suffers from AMD combined with Diabetic Retinopathy. I am very interested in what this ‘implant’ has to offer and if my Father is a potential candidate. Could you direct me to someone who can help with my inquiries. Thanks you.

  2. brettdl

    I’m sorry to hear about our dad. Here’s the company’s contact info:
    VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.
    14395 Saratoga Ave, Ste 150
    Saratoga, California 95070
    Phone: 408.872.9393
    Fax: 408.872.9395


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