Flexivue and AcuFocus Among New Options That May Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses

November 26, 2010

The following new technologies were reviewed at the AAO meeting in October 2010 for addressing presbyopia – the progressive deterioration of near vision that afflicts most individuals after age 45:

  • an intracorneal bifocal corrective lens called Flexivue from Presbia Corp., which is¬†inserted under the cornea;
  • an implant called AcuFocus that that reduces the effective pupillary diameter to create a pinhole effect that improves focus; and
  • a 20-second procedure using a femtosecond laser to make concentric circular cuts in the stroma¬†to achieve the desired refractive correction.

Read more about these new technologies on MedPage Today.




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