Presbyopia Treatment

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is the most common eye condition in Australia and occurs as part of normal aging. It is not considered to be an eye disease and symptoms are usually noticeable by age 40–45 and continue to develop until the process stabilises some years later.
With the onset of Presbyopia you will begin to experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer. Even people who are nearsighted will notice that their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct distance vision.

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How do I know if I have Presbyopia?

Does this sound familiar – You hit your 40’s and suddenly realised you could no longer see as clearly as you once did. Fast forward another 10 years and your limbs don’t seem to be long enough to hold out that menu you used to read at arm’s length.
You are starting to depend on those glasses, that you hate admitting you need to wear. You resent that they are always downstairs, upstairs, in the car or in your purse. You always had great vision and wonder how you ended up here!
You very likely have Presbyopia.

Treatment Options

At iLaser Vision we offer treatments for candidates that are discussed and matched to your individual needs.

Fine Vision

With FineVision® Trifocal Intraocular Lenses, you can be free to see the world without spectacles. From a distant street sign to a close-up smart phone and everything in between. The procedure is quick and simple and happens thousands of times every day around the world.

 

In fact, the number of cataract surgeries performed around the world is expected to exceed 27 million by 2019.
So talk to your ophthalmologist today. And you could be looking at the world with a fresh pair of eyes. Instead of looking for your spectacles. Read more here.

Raindrop

The Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a microscopic hydrogel inlay that is designed to correct presbyopia.

 

Raindrop® is the first and only corneal inlay that creates a prolate-shaped cornea, and is easily placed under a femtosecond laser flap.

 

It is made of a proprietary hydrogel material comprised of nearly 80% water, ensuring effective nutrient diffusion and transfer through the cornea. According to the company, the optical characteristics are almost identical to the human cornea.  Read more here.

IC-8™ IOL: Small Aperture Lens

Applying the same optical principles used in photography, the IC-8 lens takes a clear artificial lens and places a small mini-ring in the centre. The mini-ring created a pinhole effect, which extends your natural range of vision by blocking unfocused light ad only allowing focused light rays to enter your eyes.

 

The mini-ring creates a pinhole effect, which extends your natural range of vision by blocking unfocused light ad only allowing focused light rays to enter your eyes. Read More here.

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Presbyopia correcting IOL

The AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Presbyopia correcting IOL is a trifocal IOL addressing near, intermediate, and distance vision for patients suffering from cataracts and presbyopia. This lens is designed to provide crisp quality of vision and comfortable intermediate vision, reducing dependency on reading glasses.

Kamra Inlay

Smaller than a contact lens, the KAMRA Inlay is a device implanted in the eye utilising a principle similar to photography called depth of focus. The benefit of this technology is a broader range of clarity of focus—near, far and in between.

 

The KAMRA inlay is an opaque circular micro-disc with a small opening (1.6 mm) in the center. It is much smaller than a contact lens and lighter than a grain of salt—the actual size is just 3.8 mm in diameter!

 

When placed in the cornea, the small opening in the center of the KAMRA inlay blocks unfocused light and only allows focused light to reach the retina. With focused light rays, you can enjoy a wider range of improved vision for all distances near, far and in between. The small-aperture technology is a superior alternative to options that use a multi-focal approach. Read more here.

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