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Doctor insights on: Presbyopia

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How does hyperopia differ from presbyopia?

How does hyperopia differ from presbyopia?

Age of onset: In hyperopia, the refractive power of the eye is typically such that the images are actually in focus behind the retina when the eye is relaxed. Presbyopia, which literally means old eyes, occurs as one ages as the eyes lose some of there ability to focus at near. ...Read more

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When is it necessary to talk to my doctor about the symptoms of presbyopia?

When is it necessary to talk to my doctor about the symptoms of presbyopia?

When you are over 40: When you have the symptoms (unavoidable) of presbyopia - loss of near vision focus and are over age 40, that is a good time to discuss this with your ophthalmologist as well as have other parts of a good eye examination to detect other problems that might be present. ...Read more

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What are the signs of presbyopia?

What are the signs of presbyopia?

Near vision loss: Presbyopia is a natural development in the early 40's in which you loss the ability to focus at near. It is commonly described as the period in which your arms are not long enough due to the fact that the near focus drifts away. It is painless and unavoidable. Your ophthalmologist can recommend measures to compensate. ...Read more

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Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Is there a common name for presbyopia?

Old eyes!: It is an aging change. Some people call it shortsightedness, but it just means loss of ability to focus at near. ...Read more

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How is the refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

How is the  refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

Age related: Presbyopia is tested for after age 40 or so. It is due to the inevitable hardening of the lens which becomes visually evident between ages 40-55 when the lens no longer is flexible. It is tested in that age group by near vision apparatus in your ophthalmologists' office however there are formulas which can be used which are reliable for power and commonly applied without testing after refraction. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Need docs answers! what eye examination tests are used to diagnose presbyopia?

Older age sight: Presbyopia is the condition of the eye in which the natural lense hardens and loses its capacity to focus at near. Typically this starts around age 40 and the lens is fully hardened usually by age 52. The basic test is a refraction, measuring the lens powers of the eye and then trial lenses can be used to optimize near vision. ...Read more

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I am 47 and suffer from presbyopia.I use two separate glasses for long and short distances.I'd like to know about kemra method and its effectiveness.

I am 47 and suffer from presbyopia.I use two separate glasses for long and short distances.I'd like to know about kemra method and its effectiveness.

Reference provided: Corneal inlay corrects presbyopia, preserves distance vision caroline helwick november 27, 2013 new orleans — more than 10, 000 patients with presbyopia from around the world have been treated safely and effectively with the kamra intracorneal inlay (acufocus, inc), new data show. The inlay is commercially available outside the United States, and the premarket approval review is currently unde. ...Read more

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What causes presbyopia?

What causes presbyopia?

Lens gets too stiff: So it can't focus light on the retina as objects get closer. ...Read more

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What types of surgery are there to treat presbyopia?

What types of surgery are there to treat presbyopia?

Not many: In the U.S., refractive surgery using monovision can allow reading vision through one eye, while distance is seen through the other! there are pluses and minuses to this technique. Clear lens extraction (cle) with implantation of a multifocal iol is available where the human lens is removed and replaced with one allowing multiple focal points. Coming soon to a doctor near you are new techniques. ...Read more

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How is presbyopia treated?

How is presbyopia treated?

Glasses: Presbyopia is simply farsightedness that comes with age as the lens of the eye hardens slightly and has more difficulty adjusting to near objects. Most often it is treated with corrective lenses. ...Read more

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