Because of the aging of the eye (between 40 and 50 years of age), the crystalline lens loses its flexibility, provoking incapability to focus, especially in the short distance.

Surgical treatments

Excimer laser Lasik (PresbyMax)

It is a brief intervention where topical anesthesia (eyedrops) is used; it is an outpatient surgery and allows a quick recovery. The method consists in making a cut, flap or corneal hinge using a Intralase laser beam. Then the corneal area underneath is shaped with the laser and finally the flap is laid back and it adheres itself at the most in 24 hours. The following day of the intervention the patient can already make her or his everyday activities normally.

Intraocular contact Lens (ICL)

This involves the introduction of an intraocular lens with the necessary diopters inside the eye, in front of the crystalline lens.
This kind of surgery can be performed in patients with myopia, astigmatism or hyperopia.

Lensectomy with implant of intraocular lens

It is an intervention where the natural crystalline lens is replaced by an intraocular lens that can be monofocal or multifocal.
This kind of surgery is reserved for the cases where the lasik and the implant of ICL are contraindicated.

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