Presbyopia2018-07-06T11:44:47+00:00

PRESBYOPIA
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PRESBYOPIA

PRESBYOPIA IS A NORMAL PART OF THE AGEING PROCESS

Until recently, we could only correct presbyopia with reading glasses. Today, we can correct it with laser eye surgery.

Some say things get better with age but your eyes are not one of those things. Presbyopia, first identified by Aristotle in the 4th century BC, is the progressive worsening of your ability to see things up close as you age. From your mid-40s onwards, you’ll notice a hard time reading small print, and having to hold reading material farther way to see it clearly. Presbyopia can lead to headaches and eyestrain.

PRESBYOPIA SYMPTOMS

Presbyopia is a natural ageing process that typically occurs around the mid-40s. The patient will find it more difficult to focus on things which are near e.g reading. This may require the use of reading glasses.

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PRESBYOPIA CAUSES

Presbyopia occurs because the lens inside the eye which is involved in focusing for distance and near becomes thicker and harder with time. Eventually, it becomes too stiff for the eye to focus with it and the light is focused behind the retina for near objects. Visual aides have to be used in the form of reading glasses.

PRESBYOPIA DIAGNOSIS & EXAMINATION PROCEDURE

Presbyopia can be diagnosed from the person’s symptoms and following a comprehensive eye examination. This usually requires the use of eye drops to dilate the pupils.

PRESBYOPIA TREATMENT

Currently, there is no lens that can exactly replicate what the natural human lens does in youth, i.e., change shape to focus the light. Instead, different options – such as laser eye surgery and multifocal lenses – can be used to focus the light from different distances. These options will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation.

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FAQs ABOUT PRESBYOPIA

No such treatment is available at this time.

This is presbyopia. Your lens is no longer able to focus the light from things held at normal reading distance.

It could be that you have something else wrong with the eye such as a cataract. A full eye exam is necessary.

This is a new type of laser vision treatment called PRESBYOND designed to overcome the problem of presbyopia. It involves making the dominant eye mainly focus for distance and the other more for near with a blended area in the middle. We will assess your suitability and advise you on your treatment options if you are keen not to use glasses for presbyopia.

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