There are a few other procedures for older people with cataracts that try to incorporate the treatment of presbyopia, but the Presbia Flexivue Microlens solution is one of very few surgical procedures specifically targeted for treatment of presbyopia.
Most of the other procedures aren’t cosmetically appealing, are not reversible at all and are generally a lot more invasive.
In keeping with the age of the world’s population 25% ,unsurprisingly, are presbyopic, meaning they have trouble with near vision and are dependent on corrective eyewear.
Slightly less than half of this number would be suitable for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens procedure, and you may well be one of them.
What is the Presbia Flexivue Microlens exactly?
Your Ophthalmic surgeon will use a femtosecond laser to create a tiny pocket in the cornea of your eye-the non-dominant eye. The Microlens is them implanted into this little pocket using a precision engineer insertion tool that comes with the Microlens.
The lens itself is really very tiny indeed; 3mm in diameter, 15 microns in edge thickness (microscopically thin) and you can’t see it once it’s placed on the cornea.
It’s made of a material called hydrophilic polymer, similar to the material that’s been tried and tested in intraocular lenses for years, so we know it’s completely bio-compatible with the cornea and won’t cause any issues with corneal health.
The lens is easily removed should a change of prescription be required as the aging process continues.
How Do I know a Flexivue Microlens is right for me?
Simply call Optilase on +353 1 223 8821 and book a free consultation. If you have the kind of presbyopia that will respond to a corneal inlay, Optilase have a couple of options for you.