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 (prĕz′bē-ō′pē-ə, prĕs′-)
Inability of the eye to focus sharply on nearby objects, resulting from loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with advancing age.

[New Latin : Greek presbus, old man; see per in Indo-European roots + -opia.]

pres′by·op′ic (-ŏp′ĭk, -ō′pĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.presbyopic - able to see distant objects clearly
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adj présbita or présbite
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This review is only for cataract patients in the presbyopic age group and not for Refractive Lens Exchange.
Later models have overhead switches that are a challenge for the presbyopic set and concern us from a crashworthiness standpoint.
Additionally, it is the only available LASIK platform indicated for monovision LASIK in presbyopic myopic patients.
Various presbyopic intraocular lenses (IOL) have been implanted to treat presbyopia during cataract surgery.
The study group included 26 subjects (10 males, 16 females; age within the range 23-89 years, mean: 58 [+ or -] 23 years) with normal binocular vision: 10 were emmetropic or emmetropized by contact lenses, and 16 were presbyopic functionally emmetropic subjects.
Figure 1: Bar chart showing clinical presentation of patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension Clinical presentation Group I (LTFC) Group II (LTFuC) Total Painless 14 16 30 diminution of vision Coloured 2 1 3 haloes around eyes Frequent 1 0 1 change in presbyopic glasses Pain in the 2 1 3 eyes Itching 1 2 3 Eye strain 3 5 8 Watering 3 2 5 Scotomas 2 2 4 Headache 2 3 5 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Additionally, for presbyopic patients with cataracts, the FDA has approved new implantable lenses that not only replace the cloudy lens, but also correct presbyopia.
In the first procedure, dubbed PEARL for PrEsbyopic Allogenic Refractive Lenticule, the laser makes a small cut in the eye's cornea; then a slice of corneal tissue, called a lenticule, is removed through the cut.
The unique approach of optimizing an optical design based upon the natural variation that occurs in pupil size across age and refractive error is novel and is addressing a significant unmet need for the presbyopic population.
If we use the term 'refractive surgery' however, we can also include other ways to help you get rid of glasses (near and distance) with the options of KAMRA presbyopia inlay -- it is a safe, proven and lasting solution to correct presbyopia and restore your everyday near vision, ICL (implantable contact lens) and Toric ICL, multifocal IOL, trifocal IOL, and Crystalens accommodating IOL can be used for patients for whom the traditional laser methods are unsuitable or who are reaching the presbyopic age and cataract surgery may be looming -- my other surgical passion.