How to end your tired sight

Written by: Dra. María Teresa Iradier
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Presbyopia , more commonly known as a tired eye, is the difficulty in seeing up close that it occurs through a process of aging of the lens that manifests itself from the age of 40 years.


Causes of presbyopia or tired sight

The tired eye appears with the age because it is lost the capacity of accommodation of the crystalline, presenting difficulty to approach near objects.



Treatment of presbyopia or tired sight

The treatment of presbyopia must be individualized and depends on the needs of each patient.


It can be corrected with the use of glasses, and by surgery, technique that allows to have independence of the contact lenses.


Looking tired
Looking tired


At the moment it is the operation that I realize with more frequency, since it is the most demanded by the patients. The excellent results obtained (thanks to the perfection of the technique and the intraocular lenses) and the fast recovery make that every day more patients come to consultation requesting a solution for their tired eye problem.


Patients with tired eyesight are a very active phase of life and do not want to have the discomfort of wearing glasses continuously. They want to work and perform their social and leisure activities without depending on contact lenses.


Presbyopia or tired eye surgery

Presbyopia surgery involves several techniques, such as:


  • IntraLasik, Laser surgery on the cornea for presbyopia.
  • Crystalline exchange surgery for an intraocular lens with extended or trifocal focus. This technique has been shown to be effective and safe, with definitive results in the treatment of presbyopia and cataracts, presenting a great improvement in the quality of life of patients operated on. Vision with this type of lens is the closest thing to vision in youth.


Eye with presbyopia


The choice of surgical technique depends on the age of the patient, the refractive defect and the condition of the lens.


In both techniques the surgery is ambulatory, painless, with topical anesthesia through drops, and with rapid recovery of visual acuity.


Postoperative surgery of presbyopia or tired sight

The postoperative consists of the use of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drops for several weeks. The discomforts are minimal, being able to carry out a normal life with immediate reincorporation to the daily activities.


By means of these techniques, other present refractive defects, such as myopia, farsightedness and astigmatism can be corrected, obtaining a high visual quality and sharpness in the vision of far, intermediate and near independently of the use of spectacles and improving the quality of life of the Patients.



For more information, consult your ophthalmologist .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. María Teresa Iradier

Specializing in Ophthalmology, is one of the most prestigious Spanish professionals worldwide. His surgical, scientific and teaching career has been awarded the Achievement Award 2013 Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the most important global Oftalmologica Company. It\'s surgeon at Hospital Clinico San Carlos in Madrid, in addition to direct his own center, Oftalmologica Clinic Iradier.

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