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Practice Name

Dr. Randolph Kinkade, OD, MPH

Primary Location
63 West Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
Phone: 800 756 0766
Fax: 860 567 8346

Office Hours

Monday8 - 112 - 5
Tuesday8 - 11Closed
Wednesday8 - 112 - 5
Thursday8 - 11Closed
Friday8 - 112 - 5
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
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IMT (Implantable Miniature Telescope)

A surgically implantable telescope for patients

with advanced macular degeneration

The telescope implant replaces a cataract (the cloudy natural lens in the eye) to improve vision by reducing the impact of the central blind spot caused by macular degeneration.

Dr. Kinkade holding an IMT prior to implantation.

Dr. Kinkade has treated 2 patients in Connecticut with the IMT.   He provides testing to determine if a patient is a candidate and which eye should receive the implant.  After surgery he prescribes new glasses and rehabilitation training to help maximize the use of the telescope implant.

The telescope provides 2.7X magnification and is implanted in only one eye.  The other eye is used for peripheral (side) vision and mobility (seeing well enough to walk around).  The eye with the implant can only provide a magnified central vision.  It loses the ability to see to the side.

To be successful, a patient has to be adaptable and be willing to learn new ways of seeing.

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These glasses have helped me to read again and also to watch television. My retinal specialist told me that nothing more could be done, but these glasses are definitely worth the $2,000 cost. I have become more independent with them and I enjoy being able to see!

- Elizabeth W.

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