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Implantable Miniature Telescope

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By: Anonymous

A recent press release from VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc.announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have established a reimbursement plan for the Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT™ by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz), effective October 1, 2011.

According to the release, the FDA has approved the telescope implant to improve vision in patients with the most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Eligible patients have central visual field deficits associated with AMD that are not responsive to current AMD treatments.

View the full release at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/medicare-establishes-reimbursement-for-visioncares-implantable-telescope-for-macular-degeneration-129479368.html.

Have you heard about this new technology? What are your thoughts?

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