Bio · Science · Technology · Vital-Edible-Health

The Telescopic Eye: New surgery turns Colorado woman’s damaged eye into a telescope

Dr. Starck Johnson cuts a small hole in the right eye of Doris Ekblad-Olson, 82, in preparation for Tuesday’s operation. Ekblad-Olson suffers from “wet” macular degeneration, where blood vessels are leaking and destroying central vision.

The pea-size telescopic device, called CentraSight, is placed behind the iris.

Dr. Starck Johnson, above, looks through a telescope as he stitches the cornea of Doris Ekblad-Olson’s right eye, visible on the overhead monitor. He implanted a pea-size telescope into her eye Tuesday at Sky Ridge Medical Center in Lone Tree.

Dr. Starck Johnson holds the miniature telescope before implanting it into the eye of 82-year-old Doris Ekblad-Olson.

Text and Image via The Denver Post