Even if you’ve had a perfect or good vision all your life, at some point typically after age 40, presbyopia will affect you.
From around 40 years of age, the near vision of almost all people distinctly declines. This is not caused by any sort of visual defect, but rather a perfectly natural, age-related process whereby the lens of the eye loses mobility. For that reason, the eye becomes unable to adjust clearly to different distances.
Blurred vision, especially at close range, is the result.
For the treatment of presbyopia – the medical term for age-related long-sightedness – alternatives to reading or varifocal glasses along with multifocal contact or intraocular lenses are now available.
PresbyMAX is designed to fix presbyopia problems of middle-aged people, allowing them to have a brighter vision minus the hassles of reading glasses.
PresbyMAX is a minimally invasive laser eye procedure that treats presbyopia (also known as ‘reading vision problems’). This superior eye treatment is powered by the Schwind Amaris 1050RS, the fastest excimer laser technology today, and enhances not only distance and near visual acuity but also the patient’s range of clear vision. The following conditions can also be corrected at the same time with PresbyMAX: myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness), and astigmatism (irregular eye shape).
If a patient turns out to be ineligible for LASIK due to presbyopia or reading problem, PresbyMAX is one of the recommended alternatives. On average, patients who seek PresbyMAX treatment are over 45 years of age.
- Short, minimally invasive treatment time of just a few minutes
- Rapid restoration of near vision
- High quality of vision at all visual distances
- Simultaneous correction of visual defects such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism
- Proven safe and effective treatment with the use of a technologically advanced Schwind Amaris eye laser system.
The treatment is completed in just a few minutes, and the actual laser ablation takes only seconds. The procedure neither touches nor replaces the sensitive lens of the eye. Rather, rapid laser pulses gently model the cornea with high precision.
Several different treatment variants are possible with the PresbyMAX procedure. Your specialist will advise you about the variant which suits you best.
Unlike conventional LASIK treatment, multiple precisely calculated focal points are created in the eye – similar to the principle applied in multifocal contact or intraocular lenses. The cornea is modeled at the center for near vision and towards the periphery for distant vision.
This results in a good depth of field and high-quality vision at all distances. Visual acuity typically improves rapidly, especially at a near distance. Adaptation to the new visual impression usually takes slightly longer than after conventional LASIK treatment.
Not all patients are suitable or qualified to undergo PresbyMAX. The following categories are considered for suitability for PresbyMAX:
- Patients who are exclusively presbyopic and wish to do without reading glasses
- Presbyopic patients with uncorrected myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism
- Presbyopic patients who have already undergone laser treatment with the goal of optimal distance vision and have had a good experience with it
- Presbyopic patients who have already undergone cataract surgery and now wish to be able to
read without corrective lenses.
Shinagawa now offers PresbyMAX as a one-stop solution to your presbyopia problems! Let us help your live your life to the fullest in your 40s and beyond with a better all-around vision!
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