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Breaking new grounds with Optos

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. The Eye Center of Southern Connecticut, P.C. offers the optomap® as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap produces an image that is unique and provides all of the Eye Center Physicians with a high-resolution 200° image in order to ascertain the health of your retina. This is much wider than a traditional 45° image. Many eye problems can develop without you knowing, in fact, you may not even notice any change in your sight – fortunately, diseases or damage such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.

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It’s the little things that are so important

(Catherine Avalone – New Haven Register) Dr. Mark Milner examines the implantable miniature telescope in the lens of the right eye of Rosalie Cappetta, of Branford, Thursday, April 22, 2016, at the Eye Center of Southern Connecticut in Branford.

BRANFORD >> It’s the little things that are so important, especially if you can’t see them.

For Rosalie Cappetta, who has age-related macular degeneration, “my greatest thrill is that I can actually see what setting I’m putting the washing machine at,” she said.

Small numbers and even people’s faces are getting clearer every day, now that Cappetta, 72, has a tiny telescope in her right eye.

The 4.4-millimeter-long device, manufactured by VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies of Saratoga, California, was surgically implanted by Dr. Mark Milner of the Eye Center of Southern Connecticut.

It has given Cappetta back the central vision in her right eye, though she now has peripheral vision only in her left.

“I would have to stand up very close to a person to see a face, to see who I was talking to,” said Cappetta, a Branford resident. “I could see off to the sides but not straight ahead.”

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