World's Smallest Telescope -- In Your Eye

A high-tech new treatment could help millions with macular degeneration.

The World's Smallest Telescope -- In Your Eye

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Currently the smallest telescope in the world, the implantable miniature telescope (IMT), invented by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz, has roughly the diameter of an apple seed. Here it can be seen balanced on a fingertip. Though not yet FDA approved, the device was helped two out of three patients achieve a three-line or better improvement on eye chart tests in a recent trial. (Visioncare Ophthalmic Technologies Inc.)
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