Presbyopic Treatments and Solutions
Cohen Laser and Vision Center in Boca Raton offers presbyopic eye procedures to residents of Boca, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. Procedure is performed by expert eye surgeon G. Richard Cohen, MD.
As people age the lose their ability to focus on close objects. They have a condition called "presbyopia". By the time most adults reach their forties, they require reading glasses to read menus, newspapers, mail and cell phones. Later in life, people can begin to develop cataracts. Crystalens is an accommodating (focusing) lens that can treat both cataracts and presbyopia. Crystalens can decrease or eliminate the use of glasses for most near vision activities. Like the natural lens, it uses the eye muscles to flex and accommodate in order to focus on near objects. The Crystalens is implanted during the cataract surgery and takes about 15 minutes. The healing period is usually very short and most patients are able to resume normal activities the next day.
FDA Clinical Trial Information
- 98.4% of patients implanted with crystalens in both eyes could pass a driver's test without glasses
- 100% could see intermediate (24" to 30") without glasses, the distance for most of life's activities
- 98.4% could see well enough to read the newspaper and the phone book without glasses.
- Some patients did require glasses for some tasks after implantation of the crystalens
- Significantly more patients implanted with a crystalens (88.4%) could see better at all distances then patients implanted with a standard IOL (35.9%)
ReSTOR® Intraocular Lens
The Acrysof ReSTOR intraocular lens is a multifocal lens that uses a new form of technology called "apodized diffractive optics" to provide presbyopic and cataract surgery patients with enhanced near, intermediate and distance vision .This lens uses multiple zones of vision and is different from the Crystalens which is an accommodating lens.
Tecnis Multifocal IOL
The Tecnis multifocal IOL is a presbyopia correcting lens implant which works to provide patients with a full range of vision following cataract surgery.
The Tecnis multifocal lens can also be used to reduce the need for reading glasses. In this case, the natural lens is removed and the Tecnis lens is inserted similar to a cataract procedure. The Tecnis lens also uses multiple zones of vision to see distance, intermediate and near.