Presbyopia Surgery

Presbyopia eye surgery performed by Dr. Nelson Sabates - Sabates Eye Centers.

Kansas City’s Presbyopia Eye Doctors

Even if we’re lucky enough to make it to 40, 50 or older without vision problems, eventually everyone experiences some degree of presbyopia. Often called age-related focus dysfunction, presbyopia is – you guessed it – an inability to focus, especially on small, nearby objects. Readers, glasses and contacts help, but advanced surgical techniques can offer a permanent solution.

How it Works

There are two common surgical treatment options for presbyopia eye surgery:

 

Laser Vision Correction – In what is often referred to as “LASIK monovision,” the surgeon uses an excimer laser to correct one eye for focus on far objects, and corrects the other for near objects. This way, the brain learns to coordinate the two, restoring both your near and distant focusing ability.

 

Lens Replacement Surgery – The procedure is commonly prescribed for patients with both presbyopia and cataract(s). Like cataract surgery, it replaces the natural lens in your eye with an artificial one. The lenses can be multifocal, helping both eyes see near and far objects clearly, or intraocular, which corrects one eye for near objects and the other for distant ones.

  • Presbyopia eye surgery patient.

    It’s All Greek

    Presbyopia means “old eye” in Greek. Translation: As we age, the eyes’ natural lenses harden and eye muscles lose flexibility, limiting their ability to focus light directly on to the retina, causing poor vision for up-close objects.

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    PRESBYOPIA: TREATMENT OVERVIEW

  • Presbyopia eye surgery specialist Dr. Katie Macaluso - Sabates Eye Centers.

    Presbyopia Specialist

    Dr. Katie Macaluso -     Dr. Macaluso sees patients at the Independence, Leawood, Northland, Plaza Centers, plus Truman Medical Center – University Health and Lakewood locations..

For emergency or time sensitive appointments, call 913-261-2020
or 1-800-742-0020 (toll free).

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  • Thorough dilated exam to address eye medical conditions.
  • Examples: cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration.
  • This type of exam is a detailed medical exam to determine, assess, and recommend any treatment necessary and may include additional testing.
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  • Schedule a new glasses or contact lens prescription.
  • Filed as a routine eye exam with your insurance or vision service plan.
  • No medical eye conditions will be evaluated at this exam.

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Do You Qualify?

If you have presbyopia, surgery might be a good option if …

  • Wearing readers, bifocals or contacts is a burden
  • You also have nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism
  • You are under age 50 and haven’t developed cataracts

(Lens replacement surgery is an option if you have)  

 

Why Sabates Eye Centers for Presbyopia Surgery?

There is no single best method for correcting presbyopia. And we will be the first to tell you some cases are better served by no surgery at all! The most appropriate correction depends on your eyes and your lifestyle. In your initial consultation, we’ll get to know you and the effect presbyopia (and wearing glasses) has on your quality of life. Together, we’ll determine which correction is right for you.