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Far-sightedness and presbyopia, are they the same except for age of onset?

Far-sightedness and presbyopia, are they the same except for age of onset?

NO: Farisightedness is when the eye has a positive prescription. Young and old can be farsighted. Usually, far sighted people can't see at distance or near without spectacles. Presbyopia is an age related change in the structure of the eye which happens to us all, usually starting after age 40. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal the presbyopia increase by 0.5 dioptres in less than one year (around age 46)?

Yes: Although 0.25 diopter increases are more common, a 0.5 diopter change is also common. ...Read more

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What level of myopia would cancel out presbyopia as you age?

What level of myopia would cancel out presbyopia as you age?

Depends on age: Myopic glasses should be worn for reading to age 43-4 so you don't become early presbyopic. Presbyopia advances with age usually 45 =+1.25, 50 =+2.00 55= +2.25, >60 = +2.50. It may vary depending on other illnesses ; meds. So if you are a -2.00 you may read without glasses from 44 to 55. But if -6.00 you must wear a -4.75, bifocals/multifocals at age 45. If not accommodation ; convergence weakens. ...Read more

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Can presbyopia corrected?

Can presbyopia corrected?

Reading glasses: The only other alternative besides glasses is cataract surgery using a multifocal intraocular lens at the time of cataract removal. ...Read more

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What can cause presbyopia?

What can cause presbyopia?

Living over 40: This is a natural age related hardening of the lens of the eye. It cannot be prevented by any currently known method (just as grey hair cannot be prevented). Your ophthalmologist can help you with advice and devices to compensate. ...Read more

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What can correct presbyopia?

What can correct presbyopia?

Presbyopia: Presbyopia can be treated with glasses with a bifocal, contact lens monovision, multifocal contact lenses, monovision with lens implants, multifocal lens implants, lasik for monovision, and accommodative lens implants. Other methods are in development (such as presby-lasik, corneal stromal implants, femtosecond presbyopic treatments, etc. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose presbyopia?

How do you diagnose presbyopia?

Easy: First ask what is the age? If you are over 40 you either have or are getting presbyopia. If you currently don't need glasses or have glasses that correct your distant vision ok, then note that the near vision is getting difficult and the older you are over 40, the harder it will be. Your ophthalmologist will recommend what you need to compensate for this. ...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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What is the definition or description of: presbyopia?

Loss of near focus: The root word is presby meaning old or aging. Like a camera the eye has a focusing element to adjust focus near or far. As we age we loose our ability to near focus. ...Read more

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Is presbyopia curable?

Is presbyopia curable?

Not really: However, the some of the newest intraocular lenses (iols)being implanted during cataract surgery can improve vision for both distance and near tasks (so-called premium iols). Of course, reading glasses or contact lenses can also help. ...Read more

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Who can undergo a surgery for presbyopia?

Who can undergo a surgery for presbyopia?

Noone: Presbyopia is the term to describe aging of vision. It is an irreversible consequence of getting old, just like hearing loss or arthritis. Surgery is not indicated, as it does not rejuvenate the eyes as a result. Vision correction with glasses or other eyewear may be needed. I bet, you will find tons of info out there on "natural" vision correction, but nothing is of proven benefit. ...Read more

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What are strategies for presbyopia management?

What are strategies for presbyopia management?

Glasses, contacts or: For presbyopia, the inability to change focus as one ages, there are multi-focal glasses or contact lenses that are multi-focal or fit with monovision. Also available is laser vision correction with a monovision correction. ...Read more

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What's refractive lens exchange for? Presbyopia?

What's refractive lens exchange for? Presbyopia?

Vision correction: This is most commonly recommended in younger people with more extreme degrees of visual need beyond what lasik can easily accomplish. It involves the removal of the natural lens and replacement with an artificial lens of the correct power. This can be of great benefit to those with extreme eyeglass needs but it does carry some risk. ...Read more

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What can be done about presbyopia in a teenager?

What can be done about presbyopia in a teenager?

Glasses or contacts: The teenager likely just needs vision correction with glasses or contacts. Presbyopia does not occur until mid-forties. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to stop or slow the progression of presbyopia?

What can I do to stop or slow the progression of presbyopia?

Nothing: Presbyopia is the natural loss of accommodation or the ability to autofocus on objects at near (up close). There is no way to prevent or slow this process. Sorry. ...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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Over time I've noticed problems shifting focus from close to far away. Takes a while for distant things to come into focus. I'm only 27 -- presbyopia?

Over time I've noticed problems shifting focus from close to far away. Takes a while for distant things to come into focus. I'm only 27 -- presbyopia?

Not presbyopia: Unless you are on certain medications, you are too young for presbyopic symptoms. You may be hyperopic, with increasing symptoms because you are getting older., ...Read more

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Can presbyopia be prevented?

Can presbyopia be prevented?

No: Presbyopia is the difficulty for near reading vision with age, usually after age 40 but in myopic or nearsighted people they can see up close so they don't have that problem but ofcourse they don't see far clearly an when you correct the far vision with glasses they again cannot see near without bifocals. ...Read more

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Should I use gas permiable lenses for presbyopia?

Should I use gas permiable lenses for presbyopia?

Yes: There are several ways to treat optically presbyopia and one of these is gas permea ble lens. Your ophthalmologist can help you select the best lens from the array of soft lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses. ...Read more

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What are differences between farsightedness and presbyopia?

What are differences between farsightedness and presbyopia?

Short eye/hard lens: Both conditions make it harder to see things up close. Farsightedness (hyperopia) is when your eye is too short so the light falls behind your retina. It can happen any age. You can. ...Read more

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I'm 23, nearsighted and now have presbyopia. How is this possible?

I'm 23, nearsighted and now have presbyopia. How is this possible?

It is possible: Could be certain medications you could be on, ie anto spasmotics, atropine, certain psych medications. ...Read more

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What are myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia?

What are myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia?

Near, far, reading: Www.2020vision. Com/refractive_error. Html has the answers in detail. ...Read more

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What is presbyopia?

What is presbyopia?

Eye problem: A condition in which the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus, making it difficult to see objects up close. Youmay need reading glasses. ...Read more

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What causes presbyopia?

What causes presbyopia?

Aging: Presbyopia is the loss of near reading ability due to loss of accommodation of your lens/lens zonules in your eye associated with aging requiring use of reading correction. This starts approximately 40 years old. ...Read more

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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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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