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Presbyopia surgery

Cirugía de presbicia o presbiopía
Presbyopia, or age-related farsightedness, is a refractive error that occurs as a person ages. It is characterized by the progressive hardening of the lens, which is directly related to the refraction within the eye, and it gradually reduces the ability to focus on near objects. Although it can occur in people with visual problems such as myopia or hyperopia, presbyopia is a disorder that occurs earlier and has a greater impact on hyperopic individuals, with presbyopia worsening over time.


  • Hardening of the eye lens.
  • Aging.
  • Poor nutrition.
  • Continuous close work.
  • Eye strain.
  • Hereditary factors.
  • Stress.


  • Headaches.
  • Visual fatigue or blurry vision.
  • Difficulty reading small print.
  • The need to hold reading material farther away than arm's length.
  • Trouble seeing nearby objects.


Presbyopia is detected through a comprehensive eye examination with pupil dilation to assess the cornea and lens. This examination is performed at an eye clinic under the supervision of a specialist ophthalmologist. It is recommended that if you notice any changes in your vision, you should visit an eye specialist and undergo more frequent examinations after the age of 40.


This refractive error has various correction methods. Laser eye surgery can be one of them, which is used to create monovision, correcting one eye for near vision while the other can be adjusted for distance vision. Presbyopia can be treated with:
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