Presbyopia surgery with intraocular lens

Written by: Dr. Antonio Martín Tezanos
Edited by: Top Doctors®


What is Presbyopia Surgery?


Currently there are two procedures:

1- Surgery by laser excimer of one of the two eyes (particularly I do not satisfy or recommend it)

2- Removal of the lens and replacement with an IOL (Intra Ocular Lens) of the multifocal or progressive type (the most advisable)



Can anyone have an operation? What if they have been operated on previously?

Each case is very particular, anyone with more than 55 years of age, even if they had been previously operated with laser surgery for a refractive defect, in principle if there is no contraindication in the previous preoperative, it may be susceptible to this type of surgery. realization of a previous preoperative and a comprehensive, adequate and personalized explanation for each patient by his ophthalmologist who will assess each case in particular.


What care should be followed after the intervention?

Those of a conventional lens surgery, recovery, although it is fast, requires a few days , the ophthalmologist will tell you the guidelines to follow. The use of analgesics is usually rare due to the small discomfort caused by this type of surgery.


Is it a definitive treatment?

By removing the lens and being replaced by an artificial one, the course of presbyopia is stopped and the results are maintained for a long time.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Antonio Martín Tezanos

By Dr. Antonio Martín Tezanos

Specialist in Ophthalmology, with over thirty years of experience. Member of the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology SEO.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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