PRESBYZOOM: CORRECTION OF PRESBYOPIA - SURGICAL CORRECTION OF PRESBYOPIA

Surgical correction of presbyopia

Presbyopia is a disorder of vision, where the eye has more and more difficulty focusing up close.

This disorder is not a disease but a normal aging phenomenon of the eye, where the eye can no longer change its focus in a natural and progressive way. This symptom appears most commonly between the ages of 40 and 45, and increases up to about 55 years.

 

There are many techniques available to correct presbyopia. We cannot turn back the clock 30 years, so each technique is a compromise that allows you to function as much as possible without reading glasses, while maintaining good visual quality for distance.

The Laservue team has studied all of these, and has selected the best technologies available "PresbyZoomTM".

At your consultation, the solution that our specialists will propose to you will depend on your eye health, your lifestyle, and your expectations.

PANOPTIX: TRIFOCAL LENS IMPLANT

The quality of vision with modern trifocal implants has improved tremendously in the past few years.  They provide equal and comfortable vision at distance, intermediate and near vision.  To benefit from these lenses, you must have perfectly healthy eyes as determined by our team, and be over 50 years old.
The surgery involves removing your natural but now inflexible lens and replacing it with a trifocal lens.  It lasts only 10 minutes.  Freezing is with numbing eye drops – no needles.
 

Monovision

Monovision consists in correcting one eye for distance vision and the other for near vision.

It can be achieved with either laser technology (LASIK or LaserSoftTM Trans-PRK), or with intraocular lens implants.

    Patients are functional in their daily activities 90% of the time without glasses or contact lenses.

•     The two eyes do not see equally, so the vision in 3 dimensions is reduced. This can be a disadvantage for practicing certain sports.

The only way to check your ability to tolerate this imbalance is to try this combination in contact lenses.

OTHER TECHNIQUES THAT ARE IN DEVELOPMENT, NOT PART OF OUR PRESBYZOOMTM CHOICES:

Multi-Focal Cornea:

This technique, performed by an excimer laser, is a variant of monovision. A multifocal cornea is created in each eye to increase the depth of focus of the eye.

•    This multi-focality reduces the quality of vision. That's why at Laservue we do not yet favor this technique, even though it is available to us.

Corneal Implants (Kamra and others)

These implants, inserted into the cornea, are intended to improve near vision. The KAMRA implant increases the depth of focus by reducing the diameter of the pupil.

Doctors Mullie and Balazsi are waiting for an advance of this technology, in order to be able to propose a better visual solution without the known disadvantages.

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