What you need to know about getting presbyopia treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Presbyopia explained

In these toggles we explain what you need to know about presbyopia

Presbyopia is a vision disorder that occurs as you age. It specifically affects the eye’s ability to focus on near objects.

It affects everyone and typically develops between the ages of 20 and 50.

Common symptoms include:

  • Eyestrain or headaches after reading or doing close work
  • Difficulty reading the small print
  • Fatigue from doing close work
  • The need for brighter lighting when reading or doing close work
  • The need to work or read at a greater distance to focus properly

Presbyopia occurs when the lens of your eye begins to harden as you age. As your lens loses it’s elasticity; it loses the ability to focus on close-up objects.

We can detect presbyopia by performing a comprehensive eye examination which includes a refraction assessment and an eye health exam.

The most effective way of treating presbyopia if you wish to remain free of glasses and contact lenses is with refractive surgery or corneal inlays.

Refractive surgery

  • Conductive keratoplasty
  • LASIK – This is the most common form of laser eye surgery and is suitable for over 90% of patients.
  • PRK

Lens implants

This procedure involves removing the lens in each eye and replacing it with a synthetic lens.

Corneal inlays

This involves inserting a small plastic ring with a central opening, into the cornea of one eye.

Could you be a suitable candidate for laser eye surgery?

The best way to correct refractive errors and get freedom from glasses and contact lenses

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About the expert

Dr. Samer Khosrof | Ophthalmologist

Dr. Samer Khosrof is a top eye surgeon in New York City with over 25 years of experience treating complex eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related eye conditions.

His extensive experience enables him to stay on top of the latest treatments available. He believes in the efficacy of medical technology and has the expertise to deploy the newest diagnostic and treatment techniques to treat his patients with 100% confidence.

When you become a New York Eye & Retina Clinic patient; you’re a Samer Khosrof patient first. This means he sees you before your surgery, he performs your surgery, and he provides your aftercare. In the end, you’re his patient, and he takes that responsibility very seriously.

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