CentraSight is a state-of-the-art treatment for age-related macular degeneration. For a long time, it was an accepted reality that this eye disease could be managed, but that there was no way to stop its progression and restore lost sight. Here at The Retina Group of Washington, we are leaders in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of retinal diseases, and you can count on us to provide you with the most recent advancements in the field.
What exactly is CentraSight and how does it work? It’s a telescopic device that is small, about the size of a pea. It is implanted in one of your eyes by our Gaithersburg eye surgeon. Since age-related macular degeneration affects your central vision, leaving only vision on the sides, the CentraSight device will give you back central vision in one eye and your other will provide your peripheral (side-to-side) vision. Not everyone with age-related macular degeneration is a good candidate for CentraSight. You must be in the end-stage of the disease, past the point where you are able to benefit from drugs or other types of treatments. You must also have not had any prior cataract surgery in the eye that will receive the implant. There are also age requirements. Your corneal health must be generally good, and your vision will have to be within certain acceptable limits. Our Gaithersburg eye surgeon will do tests to determine if CentraSight can help you. This testing includes the use of an external telescope simulator. CentraSight should not be considered a cure for age-related macular degeneration. Rather it is a way to give you the best vision possible and to restore your central vision, which is crucial to your independence and productivity.
Let us schedule a consultation and examination with our Gaithersburg eye surgeon. You may be able to take advantage of the exciting innovation that CentraSight represents. But you won’t know until you call. Why not do it now?