Types and techniques for presbyopia operation

La surgery to correct presbyopia or tired eyesight we have mainly two techniques, laser correction or intraocular lens implantation. Each one of them has advantages and disadvantages y they are recommended based on the eye condition and the needs of the patient.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We are experts in the presbyopia operation both with laser and with the implant of intraocular lenses.

Types and techniques for presbyopia operation

La surgery to correct presbyopia or tired eyesight we have mainly two techniques, laser correction or intraocular lens implantation. Each one of them has advantages and disadvantages y they are recommended based on the eye condition and the needs of the patient.

En Área Oftalmológica Avanzada We are experts in the presbyopia operation both with laser and with the implant of intraocular lenses.

Types and surgical techniques

If you are thinking of undergoing a presbyopia operation, you should be informed of the different surgical techniques that exist in the presbyopia operation. For this reason, today we bring you the different types of presbyopia operation that we have.

We will divide the different types of presbyopia surgery into two groups:

  • Presbyopia surgery with laser.
  • Presbyopia surgery with intraocular lenses.

Laser surgery with presbyopia

Monovision

It consists of making a refractive surgery with the particularity that one eye, the dominant, the existing graduation is removed, to obtain a good vision from afarWhile in the other eye, the non-dominant, induces a Discreet myopia, so you can focus closely.

When the vision of each eye reaches the brain, simultaneously, you can see well from far and near. The main disadvantage is that binocular vision is lost, making difficult the fine work or driving, since the calculation of distances can be compromised. It is very useful in people who already used the monovision with contact lenses and that being accustomed, this option can be considered.

Blended Monovision

It is a more sophisticated form of monovision in which the laser performs a aspherical ablation in which myopia is induced less than 1 diopter. He result is superior to the previous method, with less loss of stereopsis.

Presbylasik

It consists of performing ablations with multifoco profiles that try to generate good vision from far, medium distance and near each eye. With these methods stereopsis is not lost.

Surgery of presbyopia with intraocular lenses

Multitfocal Phakic Lenses

They are epicapsular or iris fixation lenses, which are used to correct simple ametropias (myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism), and now incorporate mulitfocality to correct presbyopia.

They are called phakic lenses because are implanted keeping the lens, when there are still no falls.

These lenses are especially indicated in people between 40 and 50 years, in which the transparent lens surgery or phagorefractive, is considered too aggressive for this age

Pseudophakic Mulitfocal lenses

They are multifocal lenses that are implanted in the cataract surgery but in this case, is implanted in people over 50 years old who still don't have cataracts. It is what is known as clear lens or Phacorrefractive surgery.

This distinction is important because, although it is a surgery very similar to that of cataracts, the goal is totally refractive and therefore it is not covered by mutual companies, it is totally private and we usually do it bilaterally, both eyes at the same time.

Non-surgical options

Presbyopia can also be treated by non surgical options. Are made sensorineural stimulation exercises that allow to improve the accommodation and the sensitivity to the contrast. This type of treatment is not aggressive and the patient gets an improvement that can help reduce the dependence of the glasses close up. It is especially indicated at the beginning of presbyopia.

Another non-surgical way to treat presbyopia is through instillation of drops that manage to improve the accommodation and the depth of focus. It is one of the most promising treatments that have recently appeared.

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Types of presbyopia operation
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If you are thinking of operating presbyopia do not hesitate to consult in this entry the types of presbyopia operation that exist today.
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