Implantable miniature telescope for macular degeneration

Purins A, Hiller JE
Record ID 32013000915
English
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' recomendations: 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.
Details
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2007
URL for published report: http://tinyurl.com/p65e2ow
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
Contact
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
Contact Name: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
Contact Email: ahta@adelaide.edu.au
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