Presbyopia

Common Name(s)

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects. This condition is usually just a normal part of aging. It may become noticeable during the early to mid-40s and continue to worsen until around age 65. Individuals with presbyopia may start to hold books and newspapers at arm’s length to be able to read them.

Symptoms may include blurred vision at normal reading distance and eyestrain or headaches after reading. Possible risk factors of presbyopia are age, other medical conditions, and certain drug use, including antidepressants, antihistamines and diuretics. A basic eye exam can diagnose presbyopia. Treatment for presbyopia may include eyeglasses, contact lenses, lens implants, corneal inlays or refractive surgery. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with presbyopia, talk with an eye doctor about the most current treatment options.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Presbyopia" returned 55 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

A Novel Laser Refractive Surgical Treatment for Presbyopia: Optics-Based Customization for Improved Clinical Outcome.
 

Author(s): Bojan Pajic, Brigitte Pajic-Eggspuehler, Joerg Mueller, Zeljka Cvejic, Harald Studer

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Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is a proven treatment method for corneal refractive surgery. Surgically induced higher order optical aberrations were a major reason why the method was only rarely used to treat presbyopia, an age-related near-vision loss. In this study, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Refraction during incipient presbyopia: The Aston Longitudinal Assessment of Presbyopia (ALAP) study.
 

Author(s): Deborah S Laughton, Amy L Sheppard, Leon N Davies

Journal: J Optom. ;11(1):49-56.

 

To investigate non-cycloplegic changes in refractive error prior to the onset of presbyopia.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Complete depigmentation of a small aperture corneal inlay implanted for compensation of presbyopia.
 

Author(s): Mauro Campos, Sandra Beer, Eliane Mayumi Nakano, Cristina Muccioli, Rubens Belfort, Wallace Chamon

Journal: Arq Bras Oftalmol. ;80(1):52-56.

 

We describe a case of late-onset remarkable depigmentation of a small aperture corneal inlay implanted for presbyopia compensation. The patient was a participant in a clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the AcuFocusTM ACU-10R160, which is a 10 µm-thick ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Presbyopia" returned 11 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Axial movement of the dual-optic accommodating intraocular lens for the correction of the presbyopia: optical performance and clinical outcomes.
 

Author(s): Javier Tomás-Juan, Ane Murueta-Goyena Larrañaga

Journal: J Optom. ;8(2):67-76.

 

Presbyopia occurs in the aging eye due to changes in the ciliary muscle, zonular fibers, crystalline lens, and an increased lens sclerosis. As a consequence, the capacity of accommodation decreases, which hampers to focus near objects. With the aim of restoring near vision, different ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Recent advances in the treatment of presbyopia].
 

Author(s): F Van Cauwenberge, J M Rakic

Journal: Rev Med Liege. ;69(5-6):361-5.

 

Everyone will experience presbyopia between the age of 45 and 50 years. The classical solution to help these patients is to offer spectacles or multifocal contact lenses. Recent developments in corneal or intraocular surgery may provide new solutions for selected patients to prevent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Review of the impact of presbyopia on quality of life in the developing and developed world.
 

Author(s): Ariana D Goertz, William C Stewart, William R Burns, Jeanette A Stewart, Lindsay A Nelson

Journal: Acta Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep;92(6):497-500.

 

To examine the public health impact of presbyopia regarding its effect on quality of life (QoL) and society in both the developed and developing worlds.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Safety and Efficacy of a Sub-epitheilal Transform™ Corneal Allograft (TCA) for Presbyopia Correction
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Presbyopia; Refractive Errors

 

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2018

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Bifocal Contact Lens Study for Adults With Age-Related Near Vision Loss
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Presbyopia

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2018

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