Patients & Caregivers

Better Vision Restores Hope

The Samsara Vision Patient Journey supports patients as they work with a team of health care professionals, including a retina specialist, corneal surgeon, occupational therapist and low vision specialist, to determine if they are candidates for the IMT.

The telescope implant is not a cure for Late-Stage AMD. At this most advanced stage of the disease, the macula itself is beyond repair. However, the majority of qualified patients can regain central vision and vision-related quality of life by varying levels.

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2. Jager RD, Mieler WF, Miller JW. Age-related macular degeneration. N Engl J Med. 2008;358:2606-17.

3. Hudson HL, Stulting RD, Heier JS, Lane SS, Chang DF, Singerman LJ, Bradford CA, Leonard RE. IMT002 Study Group. Implantable Telescope for End-Stage Age-Related Macular Degeneration. Long-Term Visual Acuity and Safety Outcomes. Am J Ophthalmol. 2008;146:664-673.

4. Hudson HL, Lane SS, Heier JS, Stulting RD, Singerman L, Lichter PR, Sternberg P, Chang DF. Implantable miniature telescope for the treatment of visual acuity loss due to end-stage age-related macular degeneration: one-year results. Ophthalmology. 2006;113:1987-2001.

5. Patient Information Booklet. Information About the Implantable Miniature Telescope (By Dr. Isaac Lipshitz)

Samsara Vision Patient Video

Watch Valerie Rowe, telescope implant recipient, share her experience with the CentraSight Treatment Program for AMD.

Video Perspective: Dr. Subba Gollamudi, M.D. Discusses Patient and Caregiver Experience with the Telescope Implant

Dr. Subba Gollamudi, M.D. Discusses Patient and Caregiver Experience with the Telescope Implant