Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT)
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My sister has been blind from AMD for over 10 years. She has had a miniature implanted telescope for some time now - I think 5 or 6 years at least. Here is a quote replying to my question about it:
"Yes, I have an implanted miniature telescope in my right eye. I have heard that some people with the telescope can actually drive, but my sight was too far gone for that kind of improvement. I can read with the close circuit device I have, but I use my other eye. The telescope eye is too blurry except at just the right distance and under just the right light. I can see tv better with the telescope at night. I can see colors better with the telescope, like sunsets or the red rocks in Sedona."