Presbyopia Correction

No matter if you have a normal vision or suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness with or without astigmatism - you will develop a condition called presbyopia typically beginning between the age of 40 and 50. Presbyopia is the inability of the eye to focus at all distances, usually noticed when fine print starts to blur. Today's standard treatment for presbyopia are reading glasses or special multifocal (bifocal or progressive) glasses. Nearsighted people may be able to read by taking of their glasses.

After the establishment of wide range of surgical procedures to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, ophthalmologist are challenged to find a similar treatment options for presbyopia. The challenge: Changing therefractive powerof the eyewhen focusing close up without jeopardizing sharp distant vision. So far, no perfect treatment has been found. But there are a few prospects offering advantages (but also disadvantages) which may be suitable for some patients.

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