What is Presbyopia or farsightedness?

It is a sight condition that affects 100% of the population starting at 40-45 years of age.

Farsightedness or tired vision refers to the progressive loss of visual accommodation or ability to focus close at hand. This deficit in vision is caused by loss of flexibility in the crystalline lens and elasticity in the ciliary muscle.

One solution is to consider refractive surgery by means of a multi-focus, intraocular lens to eliminate the need for glasses; in this procedure, the crystalline lens is replaced in order to achieve the focusing ability which has been lost.

Multifocal intraocular lenses

These are the latest IOLs and permit most people to enjoy decent vision from close-up and from afar. They can therefore forget about using their glasses all the time or, if not all of it, then a large part of it.

These types of lens can be implied in all circumstances regarding cataracts or when one has had enough of wearing glasses, unless the person's eyes suffer some other defect which makes them an unsuitable solution. Implantation of such a lens is especially useful in the case of progressive lenses and the number of diopters is high.

Phacoemulsification is the method used for the implantation of multifocal lenses.