New surgery places a telescope in your eye.
82 year old Ekblad-Olson has become one of the first people in the world to trial a new type of procedure to have a pea-sized telescopic device implanted in her eye, hopefully restoring vision after a severe form of macular degeneration.
The CentraSight device is implanted behind the iris, allowing images placed centrally in the viewers line of sight to be projected and enlarged onto stil healthy parts of the retina. It is expected that over time, her brain will adjust to the new enlarged parts of her field of vision and balance them with her other, working eye.
It’s expected to take about three weeks for the patient to get an idea of how the new eye is working. A “glint” will be noticeable in the middle of her eye.