FISABIO-Oftalmología Médica (FOM) has pioneered the implant of custom-made intraocular telescopes, intended for patients with myopia magna. A double lens system is implanted in the eye and works as Galileo's telescope, which enhances visual acuity of low vision patients.
This system involves the implant of an biconcave intraocular lens with high negative power in the posterior chamber of the eyeball and, at the same time, the implant of a biconvex intraocular lens with high positive power in the anterior one. Both lenses allow us to enlarge the size of the retinal image by 20%-30% (compatible with ambulation) and therefore improve eyesight.
FISABIO-Oftalmología Médica (FOM) is the only hospital in Spain offering this system for high myopic patients in a personalized way; thus, lenses used are not standard, but adapted to the needs of each one.
FOM has created a complex software website enabling the patient to estimate the suitability and the post-implant outcome of this double lens system. Previously and with and an absolute certainty, this gives us a chance to know refraction and vision improvement in the aftermath of surgery.