Dr. Shapiro had the opportunity to perform a new, life changing procedure recently on a patient with Macular Degeneration. This technology is cutting edge,”This is Star Wars technology as far as I’m concerned. If you would have asked me five years ago would I ever be doing this, I’d say you’re living in a fantasy world,” said Dr. Shapiro.
The technology and procedure is pioneering, only 300 of these procedures performed across the nation, but this was the first for the state.
CentraSight is a revolutionary new treatment program using a tiny telescope that is implanted inside the eye to improve vision and quality of life for patients with the most advanced form of macular degeneration: end-stage AMD. The program is designed to help patients see the things that are important to them, regain independence, and re-engage in everyday activities. The program utilizes a multispecialty provider team approach and has been created to help patients follow the necessary steps for proper diagnosis, surgical evaluation, and postoperative care.