The doctor. Saiz Romero
What is presbyopia?
Well presbyopia is the difficulty experienced by people naturally from close as we are serving years. We have inside the eye a lens, which is the lens, which is a very elastic structure and with the passage of time that structure becomes harder and loses elasticity, we lose focusing ability and lose our vision up close.
In which cases is surgical treatment more appropriate?
Well I think that the surgical treatment of presbyopia is indicated in all those people who want to improve their quality of life and who want to be independent of the glasses at all distances. If it is very important to indicate to the patients that they want to operate, that unfortunately there is no technique that allows us to return the vision that we had at 20 years old, that is impossible. But to people who understand, that what we want is to improve their quality of life and that people are independent of the glasses, practically for almost 100% of the time, it is a very good candidate for this technique.
What surgical techniques are used and what are they?
Presbyopia can be treated in two ways: one way is by laser and another way is by replacing the lens, which is where the problem is, by an artificial lens. The laser technique is a technique that is used little, patients sometimes do not experience the desired improvement and although the laser I have allows to correct presbyopia, the truth is that it is not a technique that I do as usual. The usual technique is to replace the lens, which as I say, has lost its elasticity and perhaps part of its transparency and that means that it can not focus, through an artificial lens, a lens that allows to focus at all distances. We do not have the perfect lens, as I said before we do not have the lens that is equivalent to that of a 25-year-old boy, but we do have many types of lenses that succeed in replacing this natural lens.
Is the surgery definitive or can it reappear?
Presbyopia surgery replacing the lens is final. What did I say was presbyopia? Presbyopia I said that the lens was losing its transparency and was losing its elasticity. If we remove this lens and replace it with a lens, we have finished with the problem definitively. We also have the advantage that the patient operated on presbyopia will not have cataracts when he is older.
*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection