Dr. Saul Ullman was the first surgeon in the Gulf Coast Region (and second in the state) to implant the recently FDA-approved implantable miniature telescope (IMT). The IMT is available to treat end-stage macular degeneration (either wet or dry form), in which both eyes have lost central vision. The IMT helps by using the healthy areas of the retina to see instead of the area affected by the macular degeneration.

The IMT is a very small telescope that is implanted inside the eye at the time of cataract surgery and provides approximately 2.7 times magnification. The IMT differs from a standard intraocular lens (IOL) in that it is a much larger implant and requires a large incision with multiple sutures to close the eye. The IMT does require a motivated patient that will need to undergo a visual rehabilitation program after the surgery in order to achieve the full benefit of the IMT.

The premium TECNIS Symfony® Implant is the first and only FDA approved extended depth of focus implant that takes advantage of new optical technology to decrease your dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. For patients with pre-existing astigmatism, there is a TECNIS Symfony® Toric implant as well. Clinical studies have proven that that new Symfony® extended depth of focus optical technology provides better uncorrected intermediate and near vision without glasses compared to a standard monofocal implant. Dr. Ullman was the first surgeon to implant the TECNIS Symfony® Implant in the Florida Panhandle.

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