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    Consider latest excimer laser techniques for presbyopia

    Key to successful treatment is to center treatment on visual axis, not on pupil


    Near vision results were similar. A total of 95.9% had uncorrected near binocular vision of 20/25 or better and 79.4% had 20/25 or better uncorrected near monocular vision. All of the patients with emmetropia or myopia had 20/25 or better uncorrected near visual acuity compared to 78.3% of patients with hyperopia.

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    Patients were quite satisfied with the procedure. A total of 92.6% of patients reported they did not need to wear glasses at any time after surgery, 93.5% said they will repeat surgery when needed and 100% said surgery produced a significant positive change in their lives.

    “These new techniques give us another way to correct presbyopia using noninvasive surgery that is completely reversible,” Dr. Tamayo said. “This may be the most flexible and the most successful solution we can offer to our younger patients with some accommodation present.”



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    Gustavo E. Tamayo, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Tamayo’s presentation at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day during the 2015 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Tamayo is a member of the Presbia medical advisory board.

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