Presbyopia (Lao Hua Yan), also known as old age eyes, is the gradual loss of a person’s ability to focus on near objects due to ageing. When an individual is younger, the natural lens in the eye is soft, flexible, and can be reshaped easily. But as an individual gets older, the lens becomes more rigid. Presbyopia typically occurs from the age of 40 years old and gradually progresses till the age of 60 years.
Though presbyopia cannot be reversed and is a natural result of ageing, early presbyopia detection is crucial in detecting presbyopia and preventing further visual loss. Presbyopia may be treated with spectacles, contact lenses or refractive surgery.
Refractive surgery can successfully correct presbyopia. This includes the use of LASIK, EpiLASIK / LASEK surgeries, Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) surgery, as well as cataract surgery. LASIK surgery can safely and effectively reduce the need for reading spectacles. Implantable Contact Lens surgery (ICL) can be used to treat patients with extreme myopia (more than 1000 degrees) or those who are unsuitable for LASIK. Patients with cataracts could have their presbyopia corrected through cataract surgery with the implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses.
Why Choose Lang Eye Centre for Presbyopia (Lao hua) Treatment?
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At Lang Eye Centre, we are committed to providing you with the safest and best refractive surgery treatments that can correct presbyopia, improve reading vision, so that patients can be spectacle independent. To schedule an appointment, please call (65) 6684 1000 / (65) 9760 3020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.