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Helping bring life back into focus for patients with dry AMD and cataracts

If you have trouble seeing clearly because of cataracts and dry AMD, we’re glad you’re here to learn about EyeMax Mono, which can help people with these conditions to see better.

You have two separate medical conditions, in one or both of your eyes, which commonly affect people as they get older. Together, these conditions make it hard for you to see clearly and may be making simple, everyday tasks difficult.


Dry AMD affects an area at the back of your eye called macula

The macula is important for your central vision. This allows you to see shapes and colours clearly, and to read, drive, and see faces.

Dry AMD is characterized by damage to the macula:

  • This damage results in dark patches or blind spots
  • As you get older the condition can become worse

Cataracts are cloudy patches that form in an area of your eye called the lens

  • The lens is near the front of your eye 
  • The cloudiness from cataracts causes your sight to become blurry and misty

How can you improve the symptoms of both your dry AMD and cataracts?

*For illustrative purposes only. Degree of visual impairment and post-procedure results will vary.

Standard monofocal lenses help reduce blur but do not address blind spots

If you only had a cataract, your eye specialist would likely recommend replacing your natural lens with an artificial one, called a monofocal lens. Although a monofocal lens would help address the blurry, misty vision caused by the cataract, it would not help with the dark patches and blind spots caused by dry AMD.

For people like you with dry AMD and cataracts, a more specialised lens is required to help address both conditions: that’s where EyeMax Mono comes in

What changes to my vision can I expect with EyeMax Mono?

EyeMax Mono can help you to read more easily and enjoy everyday activities

  • EyeMax Mono can help you overcome some of the challenges you currently face as a result of your poor sight, helping you continue to do the simple but essential activities of daily life
  • From seeing your friends and family, to checking a train timetable, EyeMax Mono can help you stay connected with the world

How does EyeMax Mono work?

Dry AMD affects the macula at the back of your eye. The central macula is the most important area for achieving sharp vision in order to read and see faces.

  • With dry AMD, dark patches may develop in the central area of your vision. Your eye may naturally try to adapt by using healthier areas of the macula to help you see. This might make you feel like you are looking out of the side of your eye. Although this may help reduce the dark patches in your vision, your sight will be blurred.

*For illustrative purposes only. Degree of visual impairment and post-procedure results will vary.

EyeMax Mono improves vision by using the healthier areas of your macula

  • The unique design of EyeMax Mono helps you to naturally use the healthier areas of the macula to see more clearly
  • It does this by reducing the blurriness and making a sharper image

What is the EyeMax Mono procedure like?

EyeMax Mono is inserted into your eye using a standard procedure

  • The procedure is common and the same as that used for removing a cataract and inserting a monofocal lens
  • A small opening will be made to remove your natural lens and replace it with EyeMax Mono
  • A local anaesthetic will be used
  • You can expect to have the procedure and go home the same day

Your eye should recover from surgery in a few days to weeks. Eye drops may be given to you to use while your eye heals.

What can I expect after the procedure?

EyeMax Mono has already helped many patients like you who previously had no options to help improve their worsening eyesight caused by dry AMD and cataracts.

How dry AMD changes your ability to see is different for each person. Although the speed at which dry AMD progresses cannot be predicted, with this condition, your sight will get worse over time.

EyeMax Mono is not a cure and it will not stop the dry AMD from progressing. However, it may improve your sight and how well you can read for as long as you have sufficient healthier areas of your macula remaining.

Will I need to use glasses with EyeMax Mono?

Your prescription and the way you use your glasses may change after EyeMax Mono is implanted. Your eye specialist will discuss with you if you will need to use glasses after the procedure. You may need to start using glasses even if you do not use them now.

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