Dr. Carlos Vergés is currently performing the PresVIEWTM Procedure using the PresVIEWTM Scleral Implant (PSI) to eliminate the need for corrective eyewear arising from presbyopia.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia (which literally means "aging eye") is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see up close, such as when you are reading. Like gray hair and wrinkles, presbyopia is a symptom caused by the natural course of aging, not a disease. The first signs of presbyopia are usually noticed between the ages of 40 and 50, and can include:
- difficulty focusing on fine print and/or small objects (particularly in low light);
- the need to hold reading materials further away in order to focus;
- eyestrain when reading for long periods; and/or,
- momentary blurred vision when transitioning between viewing distances.
Presbyopia differs from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, which are related to the shape of the eyeball and are caused by genetic and environmental factors. Unlike these commonly known eye disorders, presbyopia is simply a symptom of aging and eventually affects every individual.
Dr. Carlos Vergés can diagnose presbyopia as part of a comprehensive eye examination. In addition to checking for other eye problems, he will determine your degree of presbyopia by using a standard vision test, and discuss treatment options.
About the PresVIEWTM Procedure
The PresVIEWTM Procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure which typically takes 20 to 30 minutes per eye. Prior to surgery, you will be given numbing and anti-anxiety medication. These medications will keep you comfortable and relaxed during the procedure, and cause you to have no memory of the surgery. After the procedure, you can expect your eye to be somewhat red and sore. Although the soreness and inflammation usually go away in a few days, complete healing typically takes three to four weeks.
About the PresVIEWTM Scleral Implant (PSI)
PresVIEWTM Scleral Implants (PSIs) are precision molded from ophthalmic PMMA polymer, a material which has been safely implanted in human eyes for various surgical procedures for over fifty years. Its small size and transparency allow it to be cosmetically and physically unobtrusive for the patient.
Actual PresVIEWTM Scleral Implant (PSI) on a Coin:
Am I a Candidate?
You may be a candidate for the PresVIEWTM Procedure to treat presbyopia if you meet the following criteria:
- 45+ years old
- You have difficulty focusing on close objects
- You do not need glasses or contacts to see objects that are far away
- You have not had prior eye surgery
- You have not been diagnosed with any major medical conditions
- You live within a reasonable distance of Dr. Carlos Vergés office
How Do I Join the Study?
If think you may be a potential candidate for the PresVIEWTM Procedure and are interested in learning more about this exciting procedure, please contact at +34 93 551 33 04.
For more information, please visit Refocus Group's website at www.refocus-group.com.