Intraocular Miniature Telescope (IMT)

The Intraocular Miniature Telescopee (IMT), developed by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz, is indicated for monocular implantation to improve vision in patients greater than or equal to 65 years of age with stable severe to profound vision impairment (best-corrected distance visual acuity 20/160 to 20/800) caused by bilateral central scotomas (blind areas) associated with end-stage AMD. This level of visual impairment constitutes statutory (legal) blindness. Smaller than a pea, the telescope is implanted in one eye in an outpatient surgical procedure. In the implanted eye, the device renders enlarged central vision images over a wide area of the retina to improve central vision, while the non-operated eye provides peripheral vision for mobility and orientation.

Dr. Jack Abrams and the team at Abrams Eye Institute are pleased to provide this treatment to patients.

Patient Success Stories

We’re proud to share stories from patients who have benefited from our treatment, using specific techniques and technologies:

Shems’ Story