Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
AMD is the commonest cause of blindness in people over the age of 55 in the UK
Recent developments in the treatment of wet AMD have made it possible to treat the majority of patients with this form of the disease, including intravitreal injections.
The IOL Vip System
However 90% of AMD sufferers have the dry form of the disease. Traditionally, there has been no effective treatment for Dry AMD, but an exciting new treatment, The IOL- Vip system can improve vision for some people with dry AMD.
The IOL Vip system uses two intraocular lens implants to create a Galilean telescope within the eye. (See fig. 1).