Low Vision

The Blue Eye Low Vision Center was created with the aim of helping patients with severe visual impairment to regain self-sufficiency in various daily activities. All this takes place through a personalized rehabilitation path on individualized primary needs, also making use of the aid of optical and IT tools.

Visual impairment is due to a significant deterioration of visual acuity or reduced field of vision. It can have several origins: senile or age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetes, retinopathy, and diabetic retinopathy.

Visual Rehabilitation Systems

The visual re-education of age-related macular degeneration makes use of devices such as halogen lamps, to be preferred to bulb ones, magnifying instruments, closed-circuit televisions, special telescopic systems, also insertable inside the eye, and a series of learning techniques and environmental adaptation to make the most of the residual potential of the peripheral retina.

In some cases, surgical treatment can also be used. Low vision specialists and ophthalmologists have developed a particular lens system to improve central vision in patients with AMD.

The IOL-Vip Revolution is the combination of two very small lenses that are implanted by the surgeon instead of the lens. They act like a real telescope, slightly enlarging the image on the retina directing it towards a healthy part.

To evaluate the potential visual improvement before surgery, the treatment with an external optical device is simulated that reproduces the magnifying and prismatic effect of the two lenses once inserted into the capsular bag.

Patients are helped to manage the new vision with a few simple exercises that can then also be performed at home. The procedure does not require hospitalization and is performed under local anesthesia.

However, it should be noted that the selection of possible candidates is rigid. In fact, this technique cannot be extended to all the visually impaired; moreover, after the surgery, rehabilitation is long and demanding.