What are the symptoms that indicate the onset of presbyopia?
The first symptoms of presbyopia usually begin in the fourth decade of life, usually after the age of 45. At first what we notice is tiredness and drowsiness when we spend long periods of time performing tasks that require near vision. Later on, the situation worsens and we have difficulty focusing on close objects, stretching out our arm more and more to be able to read. Finally, we are unable to read a book without the aid of magnifying glasses.
What is the treatment?
The treatment is to use optical aids to read and look at the computer screen or cell phone. For this purpose, magnifying glasses with positive addition of +1 to +3 diopters can be used, depending on the age of the person and the degree of presbyopia he/she has.
What type of surgery is available?
If we do not want to depend on glasses, we can correct presbyopia with a replacement of the non-functioning lens through eye surgery.
Is the recovery time long or short, and what does it depend on?
The recovery is very fast, a little more than 24 hours after the second eye surgery. Both eyes must be operated to be able to see properly.
Is it necessary to wear glasses before and after the treatment?
Currently, we have two types of artificial lenses to correct presbyopia: trifocal intraocular lenses that have three foci (far, intermediate and near), which do not require glasses to read, and the so-called extended focus lenses (EDOF), which focus on objects close to the distance we read our cell phone, but require glasses to read a book.