VisionCare's Implantable Miniature Telescope (IMT, intraocular telescope or telescope) is
indicated for monocular implantation to improve vision in eyes of patients at least 65 years
of age with severe to profound vision impairment caused by bilateral central scotomas
associated with end-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Patients with end-stage AMD who have undergone bilateral cataract removal and intraocular
lens placement are currently contraindicated for telescope surgery.
These patients have no viable therapy available to improve their vision.
The objective of the TES pilot study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of
implanting the intraocular telescope for improving vision in patients with bilateral
end-stage age- related macular degeneration who are pseudophakic.