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Presbyopia is an age-related form of sight reduction that affects most people over the age of 40. We take a look at the common condition and how it is typically treated.
This reduces your eye’s ability to focus on nearby objects.
If you have presbyopia, you may find it difficult to alter your focus across distances. Some people will need bifocal or varifocal glasses to see clearly at all distances.
Presbyopia is not the same as farsightedness (hyperopia).
It is often confused with farsightedness, because both conditions cause your vision to appear blurry when looking at items closely. If you have farsightedness, your glasses may become less effective as you age, so you may need to wear reading glasses before presbyopia develops.
If you experience any of the symptoms described above, you should visit your GP.
They will be usually refer you to an Ophthalmologist for further examination. Your Ophthalmologist will be able to advise the best treatment for your condition.
These procedures reduce your reliance on glasses or contact lenses as a result of the condition.
We offer a variety of treatment options for presbyopia, including:
Lens replacement surgery involves replacing your natural lens with a high-performance lens implant. These high-performance lenses are known as intraocular lenses.They reduce your need for glasses and make your vision brighter and clearer.
There are many different types of lenses available to treat a broad scope of eye conditions.
A multifocal lens will help you see objects at a short and long distance, dramatically improving your long and short vision, as well as your overall quality of life.
The majority of people who have this surgery do not need to wear glasses after. You can speak with your Consultant about whether multifocal lens implant surgery is the best options for you.
This lens surgery helps treat an astigmatism. An astagimatism happens when your eye is shaped more like a curved rugby ball than a football. This curved shape can cause blurred vision, making you dependent on wearing glasses to fulfil everyday activities.
A toric lens is designed to reduce or eliminate blurry vision caused by an astigmatism. The lenses are implanted into your eye to replace your natural lens, much like the process of a multifocal lens implant.A toric lens can improve your eyesight if you are short-sighed or long-sighted, signifitcantly improving your quality of life in turn.
Speak with your Consultant to find out more about lens replacment surgery and the best intraocular lenses available to fit your needs.
They will assess your condition and advise which presbyopia treatment option would work for you.
To arrange your appointment, call us directly on 0141 300 5009 or book an appointment online.
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
FRCOphth, PhD in Glaucoma, University College London, MRCSEd, MSc(Oxon) in Glaucoma, St Peter’s College, Oxford University, MBBS
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