Advances in the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia

Written by: Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger
Edited by: Top Doctors®

New technologies provide efficacy and safety, one of the basic goals of medicine and ophthalmology. Surgery for cataracts and presbyopia (farsightedness) is a clear example. It is true that in recent years there has been a dramatic breakthrough and we all know a case that has taken place and soon recovered vision and could eliminate the need for glasses.

Learn about the advantages of femtosecond laser cataract surgery and presbyopia. We speak of cataracts and presbyopia because, although different disorders, treatment is very similar. Cataract is the clouding of the lens, usually due to age and treatment. His surgery is to remove the lens and replace it with an intraocular lens (IOL) which may be monofocal, need glasses after surgery, or multifocal, to eliminate the need for glasses.

Presbyopia occurs in the lens moves to focus on objects up close and you need to use glasses to see them well. Although there are alternatives for treatment, the only one that is final is to remove the lens and implant an intraocular lens, multifocal always kind, since the objective is to remove the glasses.

This surgery and was being done with good results but has taken a quantum leap with the emergence of new femtosecond lasers. We have been using lasers since the early 2000s, but now with femtosecond laser when it has got to be much more accurate and provide greater security to our patients.

Experts believe that with the femtosecond laser, along with new intraocular lenses trifocal and drugs that adjust the size of the pupil to regulate the amount of light that reaches the retina, the "puzzle" that allows us to offer complete maximum efficacy and safety glasses to eliminate in patients with cataracts and presbyopia.

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By Dr. Carlos Vergés Roger

Renowned specialist in ophthalmology, Dr. Verges Roger is the current founder and director of Advanced Ophthalmological Center area. He has extensive academic background: He has done training stays in Boston, London and Paris, and a doctorate at Harvard University presented his doctoral thesis on the mechanisms of tear secretion, which will be essential to understand the pathology Syndromes Dry Eye . In 1983 he was awarded the National Research Prize for his doctoral thesis. Throughout his career he has served as Head of the Anterior Segment in the Provincial Hospital of Barcelona. Throughout his career, he has combined his profession with teaching and has conducted several doctorate courses and specialized master 's degrees in anterior segment. He is the author of numerous scientific articles in journals and books and member of various medical societies among which the Member of the Board of the International Society of Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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