TECHNOLOGY that has become available over past two years means that reading vision problems can now be very effectively addressed through laser eye treatment. Although at present only a few clinics specialise in this area, it is the fasting growing section of the laser vision arena.
FOCUS Laser Vision specialises in the correction of loss of reading vision, either through advanced LASIK laser eye surgery or through the use of lenses inside the eye (IOLs)
Several approaches to LASIK are showing promise in the treatment of reading vision problems (presbyopia) for patients with otherwise normal distance vision, or long or short sight, according to studies presented at the 12th Winter Refractive Meeting of the ESCRS.
In research presented by Kenneth A Greenberg MD, all patients achieved good distance vision of 20/25 or better and were able to read telephone directory sized print, 12 months after undergoing customised LASIK treatments. The multicentre study involved 28 presbyopic long-sighted patients with an average age of 56 years.
About the Author: Mr. Dave Allamby FRCS FRCOphth is a leading London-based laser eye surgeon. You may have seen him on the This Morning TV show with Phillip Schofield and Fern Britton or read one of several articles in the national press, recently for treating Denise Van Outen, rock giant Rick Wakeman and broadcaster Paul Ross. David is Medical Director at Focus Laser Vision, known as a world-leading clinic in the treatment of presbyopia, or age related loss of close vision. Focus Laser Vision is also London's only clinic to offer next-generation Z-LASIK laser eye treatment for short sight, long sight or astigmatism.