New insights in presbyopia: impact of correction strategies

Abstract

Presbyopia occurs when the physiologically normal age-related reduction in the eyes focusing range reaches a point, when optimally corrected for distance vision, that the clarity of vision at near is insufficient to satisfy an individual’s requirements. Hence, it is more about the impact it has on an individual’s visual ability to function in their environment to maintain their lifestyle than a measured loss of focusing ability. Presbyopia has a significant impact on an individual’s quality of life and emotional state. While a range of amelioration strategies exist, they are often difficult to access in the developing world and prescribing is generally not optimal even in developed countries. This review identified the need for a standardised definition of presbyopia to be adopted. An appropriate battery of tests should be applied in evaluating presbyopic management options and the results of clinical trials should be published (even if unsuccessful) to accelerate the provision of better outcomes for presbyopes.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjophth-2022-001122
Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry & Vision Science Research Group (OVSRG)
College of Health & Life Sciences
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Optometry
College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Optometry > Vision, Hearing and Language
Additional Information: Funding This review was part funded by Bausch and Lomb, but was written independently. Copyright © Author(s) (or their employer(s)) 2023 Open access This is an open access article distributed in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial (CC BY-NC 4.0) license, which permits others to distribute, remix, adapt, build upon this work non-commercially, and license their derivative works on different terms, provided the original work is properly cited, appropriate credit is given, any changes made indicated, and the use is non-commercial. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
Uncontrolled Keywords: ciliary body,lens and zonules,treatment medical,treatment surgery,Ophthalmology
Publication ISSN: 2397-3269
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2024 07:29
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2023 10:32
PURE Output Type: Review article
Published Date: 2023-01-30
Accepted Date: 2023-01-15
Authors: Wolffsohn, James S (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4673-8927)
Davies, Leon N (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-1554-0566)
Sheppard, Amy L (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-0035-8267)

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