What you need to know about preparation, surgery and recovery
What is PRESBYOND?
PRESBYOND laser blended vision is a revolutionary treatment for people who have an age-related vision disorder, known as presbyopia. Presbyopia results in the inability to focus up close, a problem associated with refraction in the eye. As we age the natural lens inside our eye loses its flexibility. This means the eye is no longer able to focus light directly on to the retina resulting in a reduction in our ability to focus up close.
In order to correct this loss of focusing ability, PRESBYOND uses an excimer laser to sculpt the cornea with the goal of focusing the dominant eye for distance and the non-dominant eye for near sight. The difference with PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision is that it actually extends the range of vision in each eye, whereas conventional monovision treatments (using contact lenses or conventional LASIK) creates a “reading eye” and a “distance eye” with an area of blurred vision in the intermediate range.
By customising the laser treatment to turn this “blur zone” into a “blend zone”, PRESBYOND fine-tunes the depth of field of each eye individually, creating a customised fusion of the two images in the intermediate zone for comfortable intermediate vision. This unique blend zone makes it easier to successfully merge the images of the two eyes and is accepted by the majority of patients; resulting in clear vision at every distance – near, far and intermediate.
As a new and natural approach, PRESBYOND offers patients a customised treatment designed to achieve independence from glasses by combining the simplicity and accuracy of conventional LASIK with the benefits of increased depth of focus.
PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision is the way of treating presbyopic patients that aims to achieve sharply focused vision at all distances: near, intermediate and far – with virtually no compromises.
Most patients will experience immediate results and will be able to read up-close the very same day of the surgery.
Book Your FREE Initial Consultation:
If PRESBYOND sounds like something you would be interested in finding out if you are a suitable candidate for, it is important to note that PRESBYOND surgery is only available in Auckland at Auckland Eye.
To book an appointment for your FREE initial consultation (worth $500) call 0800 639 393. See you soon!
Alternative treatments for Amblyopia
Atropine eye drops can be instilled on a regular basis into the good eye to blur the vision. The drops can be used on their own or in conjunction with glasses and patching. These drops act by relaxing the focusing system of the eye. They also dilate the pupil and can make the eye light sensitive. These drops will work only for certain degrees of amblyopia as they rely on blurring the good eye enough to make it worse than the amblyopic one. The drops can be given every day or just twice a week depending on your child’s eyesight.
Don’t give up too soon:
If the treatment is proving impossible then it is reasonable to have some time out for a few weeks before trying again. As long as the child is still young there should be time to reverse the amblyopia. There are occasionally times when amblyopia treatment doesn’t work and you may have to accept that one eye will always be poorer than the other, but it is always reassuring to know that you have done everything possible to treat it.