Wydanie 2/2009
str. 134

Chirurgiczne metody leczenia starczowzroczności

Surgical Treatment Methods of Presbyopia

Maja Waszczyk, Michał Wilczyński

I Klinika Chorób Oczu I Katedry Chorób Oczu Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Łodzi Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Wojciech Omulecki


Summary: Presbyopia is a physiological process of gradual loss of crystalline lens elasticity which progresses with age and results in a gradual loss of accommodation and far shift of the near point. As the mean lifespan of the contemporary humans increases, presbyopia affects even more people. Until recently, the only option available was correction with reading glasses. At present there are many new methods of treatment being dynamically developed. They are based on optical media of the eye changed in such a way that focusing the image from near on the retina is regained. Therapeutic success depends largely on the appropriate procedure choice. It is also important to discuss possible benefits and disadvantages of the chosen method, in order to avoid unrealistic expectations. It should be remembered that none of the currently available operating techniques makes it possible to restore physiological accommodation, they only adjust the optical system of the eye to see better from near distance.

Słowa kluczowe: starczowzroczność, korekcja chirurgiczna

Keywords: presbyopia, surgical correction


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