Presbyopia (which literally means "aging eye") is an age-related eye condition that makes it more difficult to see up close. Presbyopia is a symptom caused by the natural course of aging, not a disease. Presbyopia differs from myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism, which are related to the shape of the eyeball and are caused by genetic and environmental factors. Unlike these commonly known eye disorders, presbyopia is simply a symptom of aging and eventually affects every individual.
The first signs of presbyopia are usually noticed between the ages of 40 and 50, and can include:
Dr. James Katz coordinated with Refocus Group in its clinical studies to determine if the VisAbility? Implant System (VIS) Procedure and the VisAbility? Implant will eliminate the need for corrective eyewear arising from presbyopia. This System is investigational and is awaiting approval by the FDA. Follow the link below for more information.
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