Presbyopia (“Lao Hua Yan”) or old age eyes, is the gradual loss of a person’s ability to focus on near objects with aging. It occurs at about the age of 40 years and gradually progresses till the age of 60 years. Presbyopia may be treated with spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Dr. Leonard Ang has extensive experience in treating presbyopia to help patients reduce their dependence on reading glasses. He co-authored a landmark paper on LASIK surgery in patients above the age of 40 years old, and showed that LASIK surgery was effective in patients who were presbyopic. Lang Eye Centre offers a range of refractive surgical treatments for presbyopia, ranging from LASIK surgery to cataract surgery and multifocal lens implants.