Presbyopia

Presbyopia typically occurs between 40 and 50 years of age. Small sized text becomes increasingly dfficult to read. Thanks to modern medical technology, this vision disorder can be treated and will free you from reading glasses!

What Are the Symptoms of Presbyopia?

Near objects, such as reading text, cell phone screens as well as computer screens appear increasingly blurred. This is usually addressed by holding the reading material or object of regard farther away and by using additional lighting. With the progression of presbyopia the difficulties increase and it eventually becomes impossible to compensate. If you have been suffering from nearsightedness or farsightedness in your younger years, presbyopia will still occur as you near the age of 50 years old.

How does Presbyopia Develop?

The onset of presbyopia is part of the natural aging process, and therefore is not a disease. The flexibility of the natural lens gradually decreases from birth. While we are young, the lenses in our eyes are still extremely flexible. When focusing in the distance, the lens flattens, whereas it curves more to focus for close tasks, such as reading a newspaper. This adaptability of the lens is called accommodation. It allows us to easily fixate on both close and distant objects, and get a sharp image on the retina. 

 

 

The Lens Loses its Elasticity with Age:

With age, the lens loses its elasticity by a gradual hardening process and becomes increasingly stiff. This makes the lens loose its ability to adjust its curvature or flattening for a sharp vision on close objects and far oobects accordingly. In this context we speak of a loss of accommodation in the lens. With the loss of accommodation the lens is no longer capable of sharply depicting images on the center of the retina. The focal point is relocated behind the retina, so that it results in a blurred close up vision.

 

Which Treatment of Presbyopia Is Best Suitable for Me?

At EuroEyes There Are Several Ways to Correct Presbyopia

 

Presbyopia can not be stopped by medicine or eye training. Thanks to modern medical technology we can offer you different ways to treat presbyopia to start a life without glasses. 

In a first examination and consultation we will inform you which method is best suitable for your eyes. For example the implantation of multifocal lenses which will correct presbyopia and the same time also other eye disorders like nearsightedness, if necessary.

 

Eye Laser Procedure to Treat Presbyopia

also in combination with nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism

 

Procedure nearsightedness Farsightedness astigmatism
Multifocal lens1 yes yes up to 12 D*
KAMRA INLAY2 up to -2 D up to 2 D not possible

1 Patient older than 40-45 years   |   2 with beginning presbyopia   |   * toric multifocal lens

 

With a Refractive Lens Exchange with the Multifocal lens, you will never suffer from Cataract.

 
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