Presbyopia

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Presbyopia

  1. 1. In 2007, Dr. Julian Theng launched the first edition of “A Long-Sighted Look at Presbyopia – Facts, Fiction and Hope” to address the problems, issues and solutions for those affected by presbyopia. With EEC’s commitment to lead the way in the field of presbyopia, our patients can expect to receive the best possible treatment, through a thorough appreciation of their unique situations and the availability of a comprehensive range of treatment options. Eagle Eye Centre @ Mount Alvernia Mount Alvernia Hospital 820 Thomson Road, #02-10/17, Medical Centre Blk B, Singapore 574623 Tel: 6456-1000 / 6-eagleye (6324-5393) Fax: 6456-1006 Eagle Eye Centre @ Mount Elizabeth Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre 3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-02, Singapore 228510 Tel: 6836-0001 Fax: 6836-0002 Eagle Eye Centre @ Parkway East Parkway East Medical Centre 319 Joo Chiat Place, #05-03, Singapore 427989 Tel: 6348-1000 Fax: 6348-1001 Eagle Eye Centre @ Mount Elizabeth Novena Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre 38 Irrawaddy Road, #08-22/23/24, Singapore 329563 Tel: 6570-1000 Fax: 6570-1001 Email: eec@eagleeyecentre.com.sg Website: www.eagleeyecentre.com.sg PRESBYOPIA
  2. 2. The aging process causing Presbyopia is believed to be the result of changes occurring in the proteins within the lens, making the lens stiffer and less elastic with age. Another contributing factor may be age-related changes affecting and weakening circular muscle fibres that hold and support the lens. LASIK and Monovision, Corneal Inlays, Progressive Spectacles, Multifocal Contact Lenses and Multifocal Lens Implants are the options available for presbyopia sufferers. EEC is pleased to offer a comprehensive range of treatment options for presbyopia that are clinically proven and available in the market today. Monovision is when one eye is corrected for far vision and the other is corrected for near vision. One of the ways to deal with Presbyopia is to make use of LASIK proceduce to produce monovision. LASIK is a proceduce where lasers are used to reshape the cornea to correct the vision in the eye. Corneal Inlays Corneal inlays are a special range of micro-devices placed within the cornea to offer correction for presbyopia. The installation procedure for such inlays generally involves the creating of a flap or pocket in the cornea and inserting the inlay directly over the centre of the eye. Such inlays are constructed using biocompatible material and have the benefit of reversibility, if necessary. 1) Small-Aperture Inlays like the Kamra inlay by Acufocus aim to use a pin-hole opening in the centre of an opaque circular micro-disc to allow only focused light to reach the retina, offering a wider range of improved vision for all distances. 2) Refractive Inlays like the ICOLENS inlay by Neoptics employ the same multifocal lens concept as its contact lens and spectacle contact lens counterparts, offering two refractive zones of focus for near and distance vision. 3) Space-occupying Inlays like the Raindrop inlay by ReVision use a simple yet effective approach to manage presbyopia. As its name suggests, the space occupied by the inlay results in the raising of the cornea to create an overall steepening, offering a natural multifocal effect.

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