Telescopic Contact Lens May Help AMD Patients

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NEW YORK—Contact lenses correct many people's eyesight but do nothing to improve the blurry vision of those suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older adults in the western world. Now a team of DARPA-funded researchers from the U.S. and Switzerland led by University of California San Diego Professor Joseph Ford has created a slim, telescopic contact lens that can switch between normal and magnified vision. Learn how this system could offer AMD patients a relatively unobtrusive way to enhance their vision in the latest edition of Eye2 newsletter.