PRESBYOPIA (AGE-RELATED DISORDER)
LASER TREATMENTS FOR PRESBYOPIA
With the new surgical platforms, laser treatments to correct presbyopia can be performed. Each patient must undergo a preliminary study to see which is the best option. If finally the eye specialist thinks that the laser provides the combination of safety and effectiveness, the good news is double: reading glasses will disappear and it can be performed either for those patients who still do not have cataracts as for those who were already operated and were implanted with an intraocular lens to solve the problem of far vision. In these last cases, a laser treatment can be performed to improve near vision.
INTRAOCULAR LENS FOR PRESBYOPIA
It is an alternative to treat presbyopia, especially for those patients affected by cataracts who will undergo surgery to resolve this problem. In these cases, we can implant an intraocular lens that, in addition to correct far vision, as we did so far, it will correct near vision and hence reading glasses will be no longer necessary.
It is the latest novelty to correct presbyopia and has proven to be particularly useful in patients who begin to need reading glasses but do not have cataracts; those are patients between 40 and 50 years of age. There is a form of exercise aiming to stimulate the eye accommodation and to improve visual perception that temporarily eliminates the need for reading glasses or reduce their dependence. It is a very good alternative for "young adults" who do not want to undergo surgery.