PRESBYOND laser blended vision in Melbourne is now available at our state-of-the-art facilities
Presbyopia is the natural age-related deterioration of near focusing ability. It is a progressive condition, usually first becoming noticeable around 45 years of age. During early presbyopia, patients find they can only achieve a clear, comfortable reading vision by holding their reading material further away than usual. Eventually, with increasing age, presbyopia reaches a point that can no longer be rectified by simply holding objects or text further away to focus and you will need a reading prescription.
Until recently, surgical vision correction options for presbyopia in Melbourne were very limited. With the introduction of PRESBYOND laser blended vision, older patients can now access a safe and effective surgical technique of reducing their dependency on spectacles or contacts for near vision. PRESBYOND laser blended vision takes the well-established LASIK procedure and modifies it to be able to surgically correct the eye for both long and short distance viewing.
Once our trained clinicians have ascertained your suitability for PRESBYOND, you can expect the procedure to be quite similar to LASIK. Our experienced eye surgeons will numb your eye with topical anaesthetic and ask you to fixate on a target light.
Our state-of-the-art femtosecond laser is then used to create a hinged flap of thin corneal tissue, which is then moved away to make way for the excimer laser to perform photoablation. In this step of the surgery, the laser is guided by computer to selectively remove calculated areas of corneal tissue, reshaping this surface to redirect light entering the eye into a sharp focal point on the retina. Once the cornea has undergone photoablation, the corneal flap is repositioned and allowed to self-seal. Our clinical team will discuss with your post-operative care instructions, including the use of medicated eye drops and a series of review appointments to ensure your eye is healing appropriately.
Patients often report improvement to their reading vision within just a couple of days after treatment with PRESBYOND laser blended vision. Because the visual experience will be different from your previous vision, some patients may take a few weeks to adapt to their newfound clarity of vision without glasses and contact lenses.
Older patients experiencing the inevitable deterioration of presbyopia in Melbourne and surrounding communities are welcome to have their suitability for Presbyond assessed with our specialist doctors. Arrange your appointment today by calling us now.
Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.