St Paul’s Laser Vision has been conducting successful Presbymax laser treatments in Liverpool for over 25 years. Clients trust our world-leading consultants and PresbyMAX LASIK surgeries in partnership with the NHS.
Presbymax Laser Treatment
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How PresbyMAX laser eye surgery works
As the human eye ages, its lens loses flexibility which leads to the natural range of vision diminishing. This is termed “presbyopia” and results in loss of near vision (e.g. computers, mobile phones and menus appearing blurry) unless reading glasses are used.
PresbyMAX laser eye surgery on the cutting-edge Amaris Schwind 1050rs excimer laser, owned by St Paul’s, is a treatment for presbyopia. The treatment creates a multifocal profile within the cornea which splits light to create simultaneous images within the eye for near, intermediate and distance vision. The brain subsequently selects the most beneficial image to restore range of vision.
Am I a candidate for PresbyMAX?
PresbyMAX may be an alternative to intraocular Multifocal Lens surgery in suitable patients. It does not involve touching the human lens, as reshaping occurs under a thin LASIK flap on the cornea (the front surface of the eye).
PresbyMAX eye surgery can simultaneously be used to correct other errors such as Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism where they occur. PresbyMAX can also benefit patients who have previously undergone cataract surgery with a monofocal lens and would like to increase their depth of vision. The recovery is usually 2-3 days for each eye and both can be treated simultaneously.
Your 1st appointment, procedure and aftercare will be with one of our consultant ophthalmologists, both of whom have the relevant qualifications and extensive experience in this field.
PresbyMAX versus Presbyond
Both treatments are for the management for presbyopia and sometimes termed presbyLASIK procedures. The treatments differ in the profiles created and the spread of vision between the dominant and non-dominant eye. In addition to this the treatments differ in the degree of tissue removed by the laser, with PresbyMAX preserving more tissue.
Alternatives to PresbyMAX for correction of presbyopia:
- Multifocal lens surgery
- EDOF lens surgery
- Monovision correction (Laser or lens)
- Other presbyLASIK procedures e.g. Presbyond.
Before your PresbyMAX laser eye surgery procedure
You will be seen by your surgeon who will review your clinical measurements, examine you and answer any questions.
Local anaesthetic eye drops are instilled in the eyes to ensure total numbness and comfort throughout the procedure.
A surgical clip keeps the eye open and the laser is orientated over the treatment area. An ultra-fast femtosecond laser is used to create a thin protective layer called the LASIK flap on the cornea. The LASIK flap is gently lifted and folded back. A second laser, called an Excimer laser, reshapes the underlying corneal tissue to correct your vision with the PresbyMAX treatment. The flap is then laid back to its original position and holds in place.
The laser part of the procedure only takes 2-3 minutes, but some preparation is required beforehand. You will go home after the procedure.
You will be supported to relax with your eyes closed. The consultant surgeon will examine your eye 20 to 30 minutes later.
You will be given post-surgery drops and instructions. A follow-up appointment will be arranged.
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