The CentraSight treatment program involves four steps that start with diagnosis and continue after surgery. The program has been developed to help patients follow the necessary steps for proper diagnosis, surgical evaluations, and post operative care. In addition, candidate patients will also have access to informational reimbursement resources.
The CentraSight treatment program uses a tiny telescope that is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for individuals affected by End-Stage AMD. End-Stage AMD is the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The CentraSight treatment program involves four steps: 1) diagnosis, 2) candidate evaluation, 3) implantation and 4) rehabilitation.
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Step 1 - Diagnosis
The first step involves a complete eye examination and a review of your medical history, including any conditions that may make the procedure difficult for you or increase the likelihood of complications. Your ophthalmologist will explain the potential benefits and safety risks of the telescope implantation surgery and answer any questions you may have.
Step 2 - Candidate Evaluation
During the Candidate Evaluation step, your vision will be tested with external telescope simulators. The results will help give you and your CentraSight Team information about what your vision may be like after the telescope implantation surgery and if the effect of the magnification in one eye will be useful to you. Low vision specialists will also talk to you about how your new post-surgical vision status may affect your everyday life and how following a visual training/rehabilitation program after surgery will help you reach your vision goals.
Step 3 - Implantation
The implantation procedure is performed on only one eye. It involves removing the eye's natural lens and replacing it with the tiny telescope implant. This part of the treatment is done in an outpatient setting by a specially trained ophthalmologist called a cornea/cataract surgeon.
Step 4 - Learning to Use Your New Vision
After you have recovered from surgery, specially trained optometrists and occupational therapists will work with you to help you learn how to use your new vision - both when you are sitting still (for example, reading or watching TV), and when you are moving around (for example, walking or cooking).
The CentraSight Team
A member of your CentraSight Team is involved at each step of the treatment. All CentraSight Team members are highly qualified professionals, with special training in the CentraSight treatment program. The team members involved at each step are:
- Step 1: Diagnosis: Retina Specialist (Ophthalmologist)
- Step 2: Candidate Evaluation: Retina Specialist, Low Vision Optometrist, Occupational Therapist
- Step 3: Implantation: Cornea/Cataract Surgeon (Ophthalmologist)
- Step 4: Learning to Use Your New Vision: Low Vision Optometrist and Occupational Therapist