EyeMax Lens implant for macular degeneration, EyeMax lens is what’s called an intraocular lens. That’s a lens that’s put in the eye at the time of your cataract surgery. The most modern lenses are designed to focus all the light right in the centre of the macula and that’s fine if you’re normally sighted.
But if you are someone who has a problem with their macula such as macular degeneration where the centre of the visual field is very damaged, then the quality of the image supplied by that standard intraocular lens is diminished to further out from the centre you go.
The EyeMax lens is designed to try and improve the quality of the image in the area surrounding the centre of the macula. EyeMax Lens implant
By doing that, it means that patients with age-related macular degeneration provided with a much better quality image in the areas where they really need it in order to see better.
This is the first lens of its type and so of course, we’re waiting for more data on it but it’s very exciting to see that technologies like that are beginning to emerge for patients with macular degeneration.