PresbyMAX – laser eye method for the treatment of presbyopia
At EyeLaser, we only offer PresbyMax in combination with Femto-LASIK. This is a special technique that consists partly of monovision combined with multifocality.
1 . The preparation
We first disinfect your facial area. You will receive a local anaesthetic in the form of eye drops. The surgeon will gently fix your eyelids open using a special device. They will then ask you to look at the green light above you throughout the operation. All this is entirely symptom-free and painless.
2. The incision with the Femtosecond-Laser
The eye surgeon makes an incision in the cornea with a femtosecond laser to produce a 0.1 mm thin lid – the flap. The surgeon folds the flap back carefully. You may feel a slight pressure on the eye, and it may become dark for a short while.
3. The correction with the Excimer laser
Now, the eye surgeon uses the Excimer laser. With a computer-controlled laser, the exposed cornea is reshaped in a few seconds to compensate for the refractive error. The surgeon monitors the use of the laser through a microscope.
4. The completion
In the final step, the surgeon folds the flap back. It will adapt itself and form a protection for the cornea.
To protect your eye against environmental factors, we may fit temporary contact lenses. We will remove these the following day.
After the procedure, there is initially a significant change for the patient. Vision is perceived as different than with glasses. Patients usually (but not always) experience 3 phases (neuroadaptation):
- Adaptation: You will notice the vision is new and different.
- The tolerance phase: You will see well but will not feel 100% comfortable with your new vision
- The phase of acceptance: You will enjoy optimal seeing in the distance and near
All these phases together shouldn’t last for longer than six months.