People with vision problems have something to cheer about as a remarkable new technology has been approved for use.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved miniature telescope eye implants for people who have eye defects which cause blind spots in their central vision. The device is made by VisionCare and is surgically implanted after removing the eye’s lens. The Implantable Miniature Telescope magnifies the central part of what a person can see onto a healthy portion of the retina, thereby improving their vision. The device can only be used in one eye as the other eye will still be required for peripheral vision.

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