Friday, November 12th, 2010
The Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA) recently approved a 20 second, minimally invasive laser based procedure, specifically designed to improve near vision for people suffering from presbyopia in Australia. This unique and state of the art laser technology is actually able to by pass the outer layers of the eye and access the problematic cornea. This intrastromal laser procedure is able to carefully reshape the sensitive cornea causing the vision problems present in presbyopia. The patient is provided with the rare surgical privilege of experiencing improvement in near vision just 1 short day after the procedure is successfully completed. The patient is also afforded the luxury of an extremely fast paced healing process along with a nearly non-existent risk of infection.

Prior to the introduction of this expedient laser based technology treatment, the only options for near vision improvements for those suffering from presbyopia included using specialized glasses, contact lenses, or having intensive surgical lenses permanently placed within the suffering patient's eyes. In general, the traditional surgical procedures historically used to correct presbyopia have had a strong tendency to produce results of varying qualities. Unfortunately, the natural shape of the patient's eye simply cannot be spared in the traditional invasive surgical procedures commonly utilized to correct this near vision problem.

This new laser based, non-surgical, 20 second presbyopia treatment is actually custom designed based on each individual's unique eye characteristics and attributes. When going through this 20 second laser treatment, a laser beam will be applied to the deepest part of the cornea, known specifically as the stroma. This laser beam will ultimately encourage the production of a unique pattern of gas bubbles within the patient's cornea. It is this pattern of gaseous bubbling that is required to provide the patient with relief from the unique presbyopia challenges and struggles they are forced to experience. It has been reported by many patients who have successfully completed this procedure that there is an immediate improvement in both near and distance vision too.

Perhaps, best of all, patients report that the vision improvement results from this 20 second laser treatment for presbyopia are immediately observable. The patient is also provided with the very rare luxury of being able to resume regular daily activities within only hours of the non-invasive laser procedure. Considering all of the convenient benefits associated with this particular 20 second presbyopia vision correcting procedure, it simply doesn't make sense to continue struggling with the vision limitations this condition presents.


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