What to Expect with the IMT

It is important that candidates understand that the IMT is not a cure for age-related macular degeneration (AMD).  The miniature telescope magnifies vision in one eye, allowing you to have better visual function.  With the implanted eye you will have highly magnified vision. You will use your other eye for peripheral vision.

We work with candidates to set goals that can be achieved and to discuss which goals are not realistic. For example, the IMT will not allow you to drive a car.

Realistic Goals

  • Recognizing faces of family and friends
  • Watching television
  • Reading
  • Various hobbies like painting, knitting or gardening

Unrealistic Goals

  • Driving
  • Seeing a golf ball in flight
  • Playing tennis
  • Never having to use a magnifying glass again