Presbyopia is an eye condition in which your eyes can't focus on nearby objects. It is a disorder that happens naturally from aging. Presbyopia occurs when the muscles attached to your lens become flexible.
For your eyes to see near objects, the muscles attached to the lens tighten, and when you focus on seeing far objects, the muscles relax. But as you age, the lens attached to the muscle losses flexibility causing the Presbyopia.
You would be ideal for a Presbyopia treatment lens if you developed Presbyopia due to natural aging. And you don't have an existing eye condition like glaucoma or cataract.
There is no cure for Presbyopia, but there are several treatments (surgical and non-surgical) to correct your vision. If you decide to take the Presbyopia surgery approach, your ophthalmologist will suggest LASIK treatment.
LASIK surgery takes 15 minutes per eye. It doesn't need general anesthesia; your doctor will use eye drops that function as local anesthesia.
Potential side effects from the presbyopia treatment surgery include:
After the correction, your doctor will place a bandage over your eyes to protect them from light, germs, and dust. Your vision will be blurry for the first week. Your doctor will prescribe you eye drops medication to keep your eyes moist and relieve pain.
Your vision will improve each day gradually. Expect to experience a full recovery a month after the surgery.
With the LASIK procedure approach, the chances of treating Presbyopia have a success rate of 96%
The treatment options include refractive or getting a lens implant. The goal of the treatment is to compensate for the inability of the eye to focus on nearby objects. Your doctor might suggest LASIK treatment to create monovision; this adjustment corrects Presbyopia.
When you're young, the muscles attached to your eye lens are elastic and flexible. The muscles adjust themselves to accommodate near and far objects. But with aging, your muscles lose their natural ability to adapt its flexibility.
Most patients tend to develop Presbyopia when they reach the age of 40. But if you feel you might have Presbyopia symptoms earlier, you might suffer from premature Presbyopia, which could be a sign of a medical condition.
You're at a higher risk of premature Presbyopia if you have:
Also, you might develop premature Presbyopia if you regularly consume certain drugs; you're more likely to develop premature Presbyopia:
We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best ophthalmologist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure:
Here are the primary stages of the surgery:
You will have an online consultation with your ophthalmologist. At this stage, our specialist will try to know if you're a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process, and your expectations from treatment are critical data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage.
Your doctor will start with local anesthesia in the form of eye drops. Your eyes will be numb, and they tend to last for an hour.
A unique tool will be placed on your eye to hold it in an open position. You won't feel any pain or discomfort.
Then your doctor will ask you to focus on the light and keep your eyes steady. Then the doctor will create the fold by using precision instruments. Your vision will be blurred during this process, but it will return to normal when the flap is created.
After your doctor has created the flap, they will remove the tissue from the cornea to create a new shape with an excimer laser.
After the reshaping process of the cornea is done, your doctor will carefully replace the flap, and then the journey to recovery begins.
Can Presbyopia be cured?
No, there is no cure for Presbyopia, but there are many treatments that can improve it. Some treatments are less invasive, like corrective lenses, contact lenses, and non-prescription reading glasses. And some treatments for Presbyopia are invasive, like the LASIK procedure.
Can Presbyopia be cured naturally?
No, Presbyopia can't be reversed once diagnosed. However, you can use simple treatments like using reading glasses.
Can Presbyopia be treated with eye drops?
Recent studies suggest Presbyopia treatment eye drops (Pilocarpine eye) can improve Presbyopia.
Is Presbyopia (surgical) treatment abroad affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the presbyopia treatment cost, like the clinics' location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.