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Presbyopia: Corneal Inlay Breakthrough

July 31, 2019

If you suffer from presbyopia, you may use reading glasses or contact lenses to help improve your vision. However, new developments in corneal inlay implants can actually correct your vision and restore your eye’s vision. Read on to discover the benefits of undergoing corneal inlay implants surgery.

Presbyopia: Corneal Inlay Breakthrough

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a vision imperfection affecting adults from the age of 40 and beyond. Primarily caused by aging, presbyopia is a common disorder that causes vision to become blurred, fuzzy and difficult to focus. This is due to the weakening of the cornea. All people will eventually suffer from presbyopia. Most people combat the disorder with reading glasses or in some cases contact lenses. Presbyopic patients also may be prone to dry eye and other eye health concerns. Presbyopia is not lethal in any way, nor should it cause complete blindness. The main inconvenience of the vision imperfection is a patient’s dependency on reading glasses. This can give away a person’s age, and can be a nuisance for many people who are not used to wearing glasses.

What are Corneal Inlay Implants?

Corneal Inlay Implants are a type of implant used in laser surgery recommended by eye doctors for patients suffering presbyopia. The implant, which is a disc thinner than human hair and about the size of the pupil, goes on top of the eye’s cornea and helps block out blurred vision. With the corneal inlay implant, your eye receives focused light straight through the inlay’s aperture. This helps improve your visual depth of focus. Doctors are excited by new developments in the surgery which will correct a patient’s far, intermediate and near vision. The surgery, completely painless, takes about 5 minutes or less. Vision will improve immediately, and within 24 hours patients can return to normal activities. The entire healing process takes months, and your vision will continue to improve over time.

Should I Have Corneal Inlay Implant Surgery?

You should consider corneal inlay implant surgery if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are in your 40s and 50s and your vision has weakened
  • You use reading glasses for almost every activity
  • You have been prescribed contact lenses for presbyopia
  • You have issues reading on computer screens, tablets and other electronic devices
  • Reading glasses gives away your age or causes other cosmetic concerns
  • You desire to restore your natural clear vision

Your eye doctor will give you a full eye exam to evaluate your eye health and cornea condition. Visit your eye doctor to learn more about corneal inlay implants and if the surgery is right for you.

How could you benefit from corneal inlay implants?