Review Article
Volume 11 Issue 10 - 2020
Presbyopia and Recent Advances in it’s Management-A Review
Raju Kaiti1*, Rachana Kafle2, Ranjila Shyangbo3, Manish Dahal4, Sayara Maharjan2 and Anuja Dhakal2
1Consultant Optometrist, M. Optom, Nepal Eye Hospital (NEH), Kathmandu, Nepal
2Optometry Student, 2nd Year, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
3Optometry Student, 3rd Year, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
3Optometrist, B. Optom, Nepal Eye Hospital (NEH), Kathmandu, Nepal
*Corresponding Author: Raju Kaiti, Consultant Optometrist, M. Optom, Nepal Eye Hospital (NEH), Kathmandu, Nepal.
Received: July 15, 2020; Published: September 30, 2020


Presbyopia, not a refractive error, is a physiological reduction in amplitude of accommodation which brings deterioration in near vision. It is an irreversible loss of the accommodative ability of the eye. One cannot escape presbyopia, even if one has never had a vision problem before. Usually, it begins between the ages of 40 - 45 years but it varies with profession, working distances, lighting and many more factors. A number of treatment approaches have been established to correct this age-related condition. The spectacle correction, commonly referred to as “reading glass” still remains the most extensively prescribed method. Other optical management techniques like bifocals, multifocal, Progressive lenses, contact lenses, monovision technique, corneal inlays etc. are also popular and though less popular, surgical procedures are also available these days. There have been many advances in presbyopia management and this has helped people spend their presbyopic ages with comfort. Eye care professionals are responsible for creating awareness about presbyopia, counsel and provide them with appropriate optical corrections and also update them with recent advances in presbyopia management.

Keywords: Accommodation; Reading Glasses; Bifocal; Progressive; Monovision


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