Laser Vision Correction for Presbyopia
What is FemtoLASIK PRESBYOND?
FemtoLASIK is a form of LASIK which uses a femtosecond laser to correct vision problem This method is both more gentle and more accurate than when a blade is used. FemtoLASIK is used in PRESBYOND laser blended vision treatment to correct age-related farsightedness, otherwise known as presbyopia. The ophthalmologist will reshape each cornea slightly differently, giving the dominant eye clarity at far to intermediate distances, and making the non-dominant eye’s vision more suited for close to intermediate distances. This enables the patient to see clearly while reading or driving without the need for prescription glasses.
This treatment is for those who have:
What does treatment involve?
- Age-related or congenital presbyopia and are under 70 years old. Your myopia or astigmatism can also be corrected, if present.
- Near or farsightedness of no more than 6 diopters.
- Sufficiently thick and strong corneas
- No other eye-related conditions that impair vision, such as retinal conditions or severe dry eye.
- No conditions that will affect the wound healing, such as poorly controlled diabetes mellitus or rheumatoid arthritis.
Prior to surgery the ophthalmologist will make a detailed examination of your eyes, including your vision acuity, the surface of your corneas, and your retinas. Before the surgery itself, antibiotic and anesthetic drops will be applied to your eyes and an eye-opening device will be applied to stop you from blinking. You will be asked to look at one particular point to keep your eye as still as possible, and then the laser will be created the corneal flap which is lifted as the cornea is reshaped. The flap is replaced at the end of the procedure without sutures and heals in time.
The entire procedure for both eyes will take about 30 minutes.
During the procedure, you will feel a very slight pressure on the eyes and no pain. After the procedure the ophthalmologist will place you under observation for a little while before allowing you to go home, though you will be back again for follow-up checks the very next day. Many patients are able to see clearly by the following day, although there may be some sensitivity to light for the following 24-48 hours.
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