UA researcher’s lens makes most of peripheral visionby Tucson Citizen on Dec. 05, 2006, under Local, Nation/World
Macular degeneration, a fairly common affliction, can leave people unable to see what is front of them but still able to see out of the corners of their eyes. Dr. Gholam Peyman of the University of Arizona, along with other researchers, has developed a system that helps people with central vision loss read with the aid of special glasses.
Peyman, who invented LASIK surgery, has helped create a tiny implantable lens that replaces the eyeball’s natural lens, according to a University of Arizona news release. When combined with special glasses, it allows people with central vision loss to read. The system is about to enter clinical trials outside the U.S.