EyeMax Mono-lens implants
For AMD Patients With Retinal Disease
Eyemax is a lens implant procedure primarily designed to relieve the pressures on the visual system and improve distance vision and reading ability.
It is designed to minimize the effects of any worsening damage to the retina and maintain the best vision your macula is capable of achieving.
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What is EyeMax Mono?
EyeMax Mono is an advanced treatment where a lens may be implanted in the eyes of patients affected by problems with their macula. The macula is the part of the retina responsible for vision in the center of the visual field. The most common cause of damage to the macula is age-related macular degeneration (AMD) – this tends to result in distortion or ‘missing’ central vision that affects reading and the ability to see faces.
EyeMax is the evolution of this technology into a single lens allowing patients to use any part of the macula and it continues to work even as the AMD progresses.
The extent to which a condition such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects individual patients varies greatly. Eyemax is primarily designed to relieve the pressures on the visual system and improve distance vision and reading ability. It will minimize the effects of any worsening damage to the retina and maintain the best vision your macula is capable of achieving.
Some patients who have had the Eyemax lens have had improvements in vision that equate to seeing 5 more lines on a standard vision testing chart. In a study of 60 eyes with AMD and very mild or no cataract we found distance vision improved, on average, by 3 lines and near vision by more than 2 lines on the testing chart after the Eyemax extended macula lens was implanted. This is more than might be expected with just magnification and so the effect of spreading images to healthier parts of the retina accounts significantly for this improvement. Patients with the poorest vision before surgery experienced the greatest improvement in distance vision, with the equivalent of a 4-line improvement on average – this would mean going from being unable to see the top letter in a standard vision chart at 6 meters before surgery to seeing the top letter or better afterwards. Those with the best vision preoperatively tended to experience a greater improvement in near and reading vision.
Suitability for implantation with Eyemax is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and benefits of implantation of Eyemax with you and whether you are a suitable candidate. The very first step is to schedule your consultation so we may determine the best options for your particular needs.