Implanted Telescope May Help Reverse Effects Of Macular Degeneration
by:Dr. Maria Simbra
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Macular degeneration is one of the most common causes of blindness or visual impairment in people over age 50.
However, some doctors are now reversing it with what they’re calling a miracle treatment. “About 10 years ago, I established my own band, where I played electric bass and halfway through, I couldn’t read the music. Well, you know as a musician, it’s rather nice to be able to read the music,” Marie Mueller said.
Mueller has macular degeneration –  a condition where she has lost the central part of her vision. “I cannot drive and I cannot read and I can’t recognize faces very well,” she said. “They’ll come up and say all kinds of nice things to you, but you don’t know who you’re talking to.” “When they look directly at someone for example, they may miss the nose and the eyes,” Eyeopolis Opthalmologist Dr. Viki Christopoulos said.
Marie had an evaluation for an implanted telescope,….More:http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2014/07/08/implanted-telescope-may-help-reverse-effects-of-macular-degeneration/

Source:CBS Pittsburg
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