There are currently two effective treatments for the correction of presbyopia:
- Intraocular lens correction: The use of multifocal lenses is a definitive solution in the treatment of presbyopia. Lens implants are the most advanced solution in terms of design and technology since this prevents the need for glasses and allows you to focus at all distances.
- 100% laser correction: Thanks to the knowledge of techniques which change the asphericity of the cornea by laser, there is now a laser treatment called Optima Proxima which allows the simultaneous correction of presbyopia and distance visual acuity.
The Z-PRESBYOPIA treatment is a Presbyopia surgery with Multifocal Intraocular Lens implantation assisted by Femtosecond Laser.
This technique to implant the intraocular multifocal lens consists in substituting the hardened and cloudy lens with an artificial, multifocal lens.
The use of the femtosecond laser in replacing the lens with an artificial intraocular lens is an innovation with huge advantages in safety and quality of vision. The manual processes in traditional surgery are replaced by a pre-programmed laser. This corrects astigmatism with great precision and simultaneously ensures the optimal positioning and performance of the lens.
With this system the eye will be able to focus up close, at intermediate distances and from afar without the need for glasses.
The multifocal, intraocular lens does not change power to focus from afar or up close as the eye’s natural lens does. What happens is that three simultaneous focus zones are created in the retina, one for distance, one for intermediate and one for near vision. This, unlike glasses with progressive lenses, means that it is not necessary to look down to see up close and up to see at a distance. With progressive multifocal lenses you can see near, far or mid-distance from any positioning (up, down or face-on). The brain, naturally and without need for adaptation or learning, selects the image that it wants to use to see up close or at a distance.
The lens that we replace with the intracoular lens is a natural lens that no longer carries out its function of allowing the eye to see up close and at a distance. During the ageing process it gets cloudy, simultaneously causing changes in the visual acuity. Removing the lens prevents the possibility of developing cataracts in the future and means the visual acuity will be stable and permanent making this a definitive solution for presbyopia.
Optima Proxima Treatment
The Optima Proxima treatment is a 100% laser surgery to correct presbyopia or eyestrain. This is a useful treatment for people who find that both their near and distance vision has deteriorated with age, meaning they require glasses to see correctly.
Optima Proxima gives you back a great amount of autonomy when seeing without glasses at any distance. Activities like driving, watching television, walking, playing sport, working with a computer, or checking your mobile phone can once again be carried out naturally and without glasses or contact lenses. Only when it is necessary to read small print or during extended periods of time will it be useful to use glasses with a low-prescription.
Optima Proxima is based on the modification of the corneal asphericity using a laser; it also uses the techniques of monovision and blended vision. Thus the optical system can focus both distant and close up objects in the retina allowing you to see at all distances.
With Óptima Próxima one eye can see at a distance while the other specialises in seeing close up. Since the act of seeing is a biocular activity (seeing with both eyes at the same time) the result is a useful and functional visual system at all distances.
A rigorous preoperative study serves to assure us that this treatment is right for you.
What is the day of the Operation Like?
Finally the day to stop depending on glasses is here. The options have been assessed and the best treatment has been chosen for your individual needs. Thanks for trusting in Vistaláser and our doctors.
During the preparatory tests we have indicated what the day of the operation will be like. Follow the instructions we have provided, everything is under control.
Try to get a good night’s sleep before the operation, follow our steps for the procedure and don’t forget to bring some sunglasses for after surgery.
You will be awake throughout the operation, the sedative we provide will help you to relax and the anaesthetic drops will ensure that you don’t feel a thing. Relax; the surgery will be over in 15 minutes.
You will relax afterwards in a dark room and finally we will inform you of the steps to take post-surgery and when your next revision is. Start your new life without glasses!
Frequently Asked Questions about Presbyopia Surgery
Unfortunately presbyopia is a visual problem linked to aging, so far not been able to develop any effective treatment to prevent development.
During operation, all you will notice is like water flowing, because we keep the eye hydrated with saline. Also you will notice the speculum, a medical instrument that allows us to immobilize the eyelids. After the operation it can disturb the excess of light due to dilation of pupils, and a slight sensation of brush that disappears in a few hours.
Instead patients operated with lens implant prevent cataract operation, because they kill two birds with one stone. Replacing the natural lens with an artificial lens corrects presbyopia and also avoid cataracts.
Testimonials from patients who have undergone presbyopia surgery
Presbyopia Surgery Price and Financing Options
At Clínicas Vistaláser we want treatments to be affordable for all patients. If you are interested in presbyopia surgery, we offer you several financing options so that the price is not a problem.
Thanks to this calculator, all you have to do is indicate the treatment and the number of months over which you want to pay for your treatment (12, 18, 24 or 36) and you will find out the monthly payment, formalisation costs and TIN interest of your financing.
The price of Presbyopia Surgery depends on the treatment we are going to perform. The ophthalmologist will indicate the best solution for your case. Here are our financed prices. If you are operated on with intraocular lenses, if you need special lenses for astigmatism you should consult the clinic for the price.
Example of financing for presbyopia surgery with EDOF intraocular lens, with a price of €1,790 per eye. Deferred over 12 months interest-free, 12 instalments of €152.15, formalisation costs €35.80 included, NIR 0% and APR 3.73%. Total amount financed €1,825.80. Subject to approval by the financial institutions collaborating with Vistaláser Oftalmología.