Presbyopia is a vision condition involving the loss of the eye’s ability to focus on close objects. It makes reading difficult and causes constant migraines, tiredness and pain especially after reading small print or working long hours in dim light.
With age the presbyopia becomes unavoidable. The visual capacity decreases because of the aging eye.
These age-related changes mainly occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes (at the age of 40) also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close. (See illustration below).
At the age of fifty, the ability to see far objects decreases and around the age of sixty the cataract settles.
Nowadays refractive surgery enables to correct this condition. Two solutions are possible depending on the patient’s age and the stage of the presbyopia.
- Laser treatment: A surgical intervention by Laser Blended Vision enables to reshape the cornea and create multiple vision zones for different distances.
- Intraocular lens implant technique : For advanced causes of presbyopia. An artificial lens is placed inside your eye called multifocal intraocular lens, to replace the lens. The implant is made of several vision zones dividing the light that pass through the eye and allow clear vision at all distances (near, intermediate and far).
Both treatments are completely painless, last 10 minutes and allow a rapid visual recovery.