Presbyopia can be corrected through lens surgery. The exchange of the natural lens for an artificial one is based on cataract surgery. In general, this operation is the most safe and successful. It is possible to correct the refractive defect (myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism) and presbyopia at the same time. After the surgery, patients can enjoy clear vision at all distances without the need to use spectacles. A multifocal lens or accommodative lens can be implanted.
This surgery is performed on patients over the age of 45, who already have problems with their near vision, in other words, who are affected by presbyopia and have a healthy crystalline lens. The main aim of patients considering this type of surgery is to stop depending on spectacles for different requirements: distance, near or in both cases.
Another way of correcting presbyopia with lens surgery is through monovision, by adjusting the dominant eye for distance and the non-dominant one for near vision to be able to see at all distances without spectacles. In this case, monofocal intraocular lenses are used.
Today there are many different possibilities when it comes to choosing the artificial lens, so it is important to be well informed of all the options available. The choice of lens type has a strong influence on the quality of vision after the surgery.