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Date:10/19/2010

CHICAGO Results of clinical research on new presbyopia treatments now available in Europeand possibly available soon in the United Stateswere reported in today's Scientific Program of the 2010 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO). The AAO-MEACO meeting is the world's largest, most comprehensive ophthalmic education conference and is in session October 16 through 19 at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Presbyopia is Inevitable, but Blurry Vision is Not

From age 40 onward our eyes' lenses gradually lose the ability to focus on close-up objects, a condition called presbyopia. By our 50s or 60s, almost everyone experiences blurry near vision, although distance vision often remains good. More than 60 million people in the United States are presbyotic, as are more than 400 million worldwide. Reading glasses are one solution, but many people are interested in glasses-free vision correction. Options now available include a form of LASIK that improves near vision in one eye, called monovision, and intraocular lenses (IOLs) that replace the eyes' natural lenses. Within a few years, several new presbyopia treatments described in today's Scientific Program will likely be available in the U.S.

A Corneal Lens Implant with Built-In Vision Correction

Ioannis G Pallikaris, MD, University Hospital of Crete, Greece, reported on a new type of micro-lens, the Flexivue, that was implanted in the corneas of 15 patients, who were followed for 12 months post-surgery. In a procedure lasting about 10 minutes, an extremely thin lens was inserted into the cornea (the clear outer structure) of the patient's non-dominant eye through a tiny pocket made with a highly precise femtosecond laser. The specific vision-correcting prescription for each patient was incorporated in the outer area of the lens. After lens insertion, the pocket self-sealed and held the lens in place. O
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Contact: Mary Wade
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American Academy of Ophthalmology
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