Eye telescope implant clears FDA hurdle

CBC News writes: "A U.S. regulator has approved the use of a small telescope that can be implanted in one eye to help some patients suffering a loss of vision.

Two versions of the implantable miniature telescope can replace the natural lens and provide an image that is magnified by 2.2 or 2.7 times, the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday.

The telescope magnifies and projects images onto a healthy portion of the retina, but can be used in one eye only; the other eye is needed for peripheral vision."

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