What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia consists of the difficulty of focusing very closely because of age. It usually appears in people with ages around 40-45 years. Presbyopia is a natural physiological alteration and not an ocular pathology.
These age-related changes occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, the eye has a harder time focusing up close.
Presbyopia does not appear suddenly, but appears gradually from the age of 40 or 45 years.
In Oftálica we offer you one of the best equipment specialized in presbyopia of Alicante
Currently, our ophthalmologists in Alicante
use two presbyopia surgical techniques: laser treatment (lasik) and implantation of an intraocular lens.
The treatment for presbyopia with an intraocular lens
consists of extracting the crystalline, and replacing it with an intraocular lens, which acts as an artificial lens.
A multifocal lens provides clear vision at multiple distances. This treatment prevents the development of cataracts
The treatment for presbyopia with laser
is practically the same as the myopia one.
With both treatments the patient does not have to need glasses or contact lenses anymore.
These two treatments have a very fast recovery. At the first appointment, the ophthalmologist will study the case of each patient and will indicate the most appropriate eye treatment.
The ophthalmologist has to perform different tests in order to know all the necessary information that determines if the patient is fit or Not for the intervention and to be able to decide what type of treatment is going to be applied.
The postoperative period of presbyopia is totally painless and very fast. After the first 24 hours from the intervention, the patient can begin to perform their daily life with total normality. Once the operation is done, the specialists will give all the necessary information and all the recommendations that are needed for a correct and fast recovery.
Should the patience come accompanied?
In Oftalica we recommend to come accompanied, the patient will not have a clear vision for some hours because for the test we need to dilate the eye. Therefore,if the patience comes alone it is not recommended to use the car as a method of transportation.
Procedure at the clinic
A medical history will be opened to the patient, we are going to take the medical history, and personal data that may be necessary. Once the patient has his medical history open, after we will do all the necessary tests.
What will the patience do after the tests?
- Measurement of visual acuity.
- Eye anterior segment study.
- Eye Posterior segment study.
- To determine what treatment the patient will need, different tests will be performed for both intraocular lens intervention and laser intervention.
Once the medical tests have been performed on the patient, the ophthalmologist will explain the treatment and provide an informed consent for the operation.
After the surgery the patient won’t need any type of visual correction (a glasses or contact lenses).