LASIK Is a Possible Solution
Presby LASIK surgery is a possible solution to
eye correction surgery for those suffering from a condition called
Presbyopia. This type of condition normally occurs in many people
around the age of 40 as the aging cornea loses its elasticity.
The result is the inability to focus on objects that are near.
Presbyopia is also known as farsightedness, and most people who
develop this condition use bifocals to correct their vision. In
some cases, Presbyopia develops in those who already need glasses
or contacts to see objects that are far away.
Presby LASIK was developed in order to create
a ‘bifocal’ corneal correction; the procedure is also
known as multifocal LASIK. The surgery is conducted much the same
way as traditional LASIK, except that a PAC software program using
a NAVEX Laser machine is used to reshape the cornea. The surgery
results in a prolate cornea which is a cornea that has a flat
center and an outward shape that gradually progresses outwards.
The Presby LASIK surgery has been used to correct farsighted vision,
nearsighted vision, astigmatism, and presbyopia conditions.
Presby LASIK is a unique procedure not only because
it creates a multifocal cornea, but because it can be performed
on those over the age of 40. Presby LASIK has also shown promising
results regarding postoperative night vision problems that can
occur with other types of eye corrective surgeries; the reason
for reduced night vision problems is because the multifocal shape
of the cornea naturally minimizes glare. While many patients who
undergo Presby LASIK are able to throw away their glasses, some
patients will eventually need to resort to reading glasses again
as they age.
It is important to note that at this time Presby
LASIK has not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
It is possible to receive this treatment in other countries, but
it is highly recommended that you consult with a doctor in your
own country about the procedure first. Currently the only way
to receive Presby LASIK in the United States is to join a trial
group. While Presby LASIK has not yet been approved by the FDA,
preliminary studies have shown very positive results. Not all
persons are a candidate for Presby LASIK. Those with eye conditions
such as glaucoma or severe cataracts cannot undergo Presby surgery.