Current treatments for farsightedness

Farsightedness is a refractive error of the eye that is common in the elderly. With the advancement of medicine. Treatment methods for presbyopia are increasingly diverse and more modern. We would like to provide you with some useful information as follows:


1. Treatment of farsightedness

There are many options for treating presbyopia, you can wear glasses or laser refractive surgery. Based on distance, age, work factors and other factors. Your doctor will help you determine the best treatment for your presbyopia.

1.1 Farsightedness in children

Usually no treatment is needed as a child's eyes are quite flexible at this point and this will improve gradually over time. Children need to be encouraged to engage in visual activities such as drawing, coloring, and reading stories. In order to increase the refraction of the lens leading to a decrease in farsightedness (nearsightedness).

See also: Farsightedness: Information you need to know .

1.2 Farsightedness in adults

1.2.1 Eyeglasses

  • Wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses is the most common treatment for presbyopia. Unlike other methods. The lenses do not require an invasive procedure and can completely correct presbyopia if you change your prescription lenses.
  • Popular eyeglasses for children and teenagers. As refractive errors tend to change frequently before adulthood.

1.2.2 LASIK surgery

  • It is the most common method of treating presbyopia. First, the doctor creates a thin flap on the surface of the cornea. Then, microscopic corneal tissue was transfected with an excimer laser.
  • Finally, the corneal flap is closed and the surgery is complete. There are many advantages of LASIK surgery. As the healing time is short, the success rate is high and there are fewer complications than other types of surgery.
  • LASIK surgery sometimes has side effects such as dry eyes, glare when looking at light at night. Although LASIK is an effective treatment for presbyopia for many people. But some people cannot have surgery such as pregnant or nursing women, or those with thin corneas.

1.2.3 PRK

  • Another effective treatment for presbyopia is PRK. Like LASIK, PRK uses a laser to reshape the cornea. Unlike LASIK, the doctor does not create a corneal flap.
  • Instead, epithelial cells in the outermost layer of the cornea are removed with an alcohol solution. Since there is no cornea during recovery, the healing time with PRK is longer. But it's a good option for people who can't have LASIK surgery due to a thin cornea.

1.2.4 Femto LASIK

  • Is a variation of LASIK. In the Femto LASIK method, the corneal flap is created using a femtosecond laser. Because the body is much thinner and more precise. The laser is then applied to reconstruct the cornea.
  • Corneal tissues can be treated in this way while preserving the protective properties of the corneal flap. In some rare cases. Epithelial cells may not be able to be replaced, resulting in a longer recovery time.

1.2.5 Epi – LASIK

  • Similar to LASEK. Epi-LASIK is a new type of refractive surgery. The epithelium cap is created with a super fine blade, instead of an alcohol solution. With Epi-LASIK, the complication of cells becoming unstable can be minimized.
  • According to experts, this method of treating farsightedness is suitable for people with thin corneas as well as those with high radiation levels.

1.2.6 ReLEx SMILE

It is the most advanced method in refractive surgery. This method completely uses visumax laser to help minimize postoperative complications.

In addition, there is a new surgical method called SmartSurfACE, which is dubbed "eye surgery without touching the eyes".

Current treatments for farsightedness

SmartSurfACE surgical method, suitable for people with thin corneas.

1.3 Possible risks of eye surgery

  • Excessive vision correction leads to eyes not seeing as they should.
  • Causes dry eyes, so the accompanying eyewash bottles can be used.
  • Infection, or affect other parts of the eye.

2. Measures to prevent farsightedness:

Eye defect is a disease that can happen to any age and any person just sooner or later. But we can prevent it by changing reasonable habits as follows:

2.1 Habits of living:

  • The eyes should be rested for 5 minutes after every 2 hours of work.
  • Do not let your eyes work late at night in a dark space
  • Wear presbyopia glasses to improve eye vision.
  • Periodic eye exams at least once a year to screen for eye diseases and know the vision status of the eyes.
  • Know the signs of presbyopia for timely detection and need to immediately go to a specialist hospital for examination if suspected of having the disease.
  • Do not expose your eyes to direct sunlight. Wear sunglasses when going out in the sun to block UV rays from reaching your eyes.

Current treatments for farsightedness

Wearing sunglasses is also a way to protect your eyes

  • Have a healthy lifestyle: don't smoke and do regular eye exercises to help your eyes adjust well.
  • Choose good lighting: you should work, study, read books in places with enough light and choose light that is close to the human eye like sunlight.

2.2 Eating habits:

  • Provides nutrients with good ingredients for eyes such as vitamins A, C, omega 3, beta carotene. These nutrients will make eyes healthy, prevent macular degeneration.
  • Diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure should be controlled because they can cause complications for vision.

This article SignsSymptomsList provides you with some information about effective treatments and ways to prevent farsightedness. If you have any questions or want to learn more, please contact your doctor for further advice!

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