Implantable miniature telescope for macular degeneration

Purins A, Hiller JE
Record ID 32013000915
Authors' objectives: This prioritising summary investigates the effectiveness of the Implantable Miniature Telescope, manufactured by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, for the treatment of advanced age-related macular degeneration.
Authors' recommendations: The implantable miniature telescope (IMT) device gave patients a significant improvement in their vision as reported to the FDA. But despite this there were serious safety concerns and a lack of data for the patients who did not benefit from the device implantation. Further evidence is required to fully assess whether the IMT will be a device worthy of clinical use. Given that this device currently does not have regulatory approval from the TGA, HealthPACT have recommended that further assessment is no longer warranted.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
URL for published report: Not Available
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Miniaturization
  • Prosthesis Implantation
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Vision Disorders
Organisation Name: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment
Contact Address: School of Public Health, Mail Drop 545, University of Adelaide, Adelaide SA 5005, AUSTRALIA, Tel: +61 8 8313 4617
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