Living with Your New Vision
Sight is a gift that should not be taken for granted. The CentraSight treatment program attempts to restore that gift using a tiny telescope implant, for eligible people who have lost their sight as a result of End-Stage AMD, the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
The potential benefits of the telescope implant are improved vision and improved quality of life. Realizing these benefits will require some effort on your part as it requires a new way of seeing. You will need to work with an optometrist and occupational therapist. They will guide your rehabilitation by instructing you to practice visual techniques and exercises which will help you use your new vision to perform everyday stationary and ambulatory activities such as pouring a cup of coffee, reading large print, cooking, and shopping.
The telescope implant is not a cure for End-Stage AMD. It will not restore your vision to the level it was before you had AMD, and it will not completely correct your vision loss.
The goal of the CentraSight treatment program is to help you see more with your central vision and reconnect you with things in life you love to see and do.
Your ophthalmologist will describe the risks and benefits of the telescope implant to you, including the short-term and long-term risks of surgery. To get the most from your new vision after the telescope implantation surgical procedure, it is important that you work closely with the CentraSight low vision team.