Presbyopia is an age-related condition that causes farsightedness, impacting patients' ability to read or see objects at a close range. Typically affecting patients over the age of 40, presbyopia develops in response to a gradual thickening and reduced flexibility of your natural lens. For over 30 years, Dr. Paul S. Gulbas and Dr. Mark J. Gallardo have been helping patients with presbyopia improve their eyesight, using advanced treatments such as conductive keratoplasty (CK) and Cystalens® intraocular lenses (IOLs). Our doctors can help you determine the best treatment for your needs by providing compassionate, individualized care at our El Paso, TX office.
Presbyopia is a very common condition that can develop as part of the natural aging process. Over time, the lenses in your eyes become less flexible. Flexibility allows your eyes to focus properly, bending the light that enters your eye correctly onto the retina. As this ability diminishes, your vision can become less focused, and you may experience difficulty seeing objects at different distances.
Presbyopia can affect the elasticity of the eye, causing blurred vision close up and eyestrain.
The symptoms of presbyopia are very similar to that of hyperopia, or farsightedness. While both conditions may have similar characteristics, hyperopia is caused by a misshapen cornea. You may be suffering from presbyopia if you are experiencing:
Our experienced staff can evaluate your eyesight to properly diagnose your condition. If we determine that you are struggling with the effects of presbyopia, our surgeons can provide the corrective care you need.
Prior to treatment, one of our surgeons can conduct an in-depth consultation to evaluate your medical history, goals, and needs. Dr. Gulbas and Dr. Gallardo can provide two elective vision procedures that can treat presbyopia:
At El Paso Eye Surgeons, our entire staff is committed to providing you with exceptional service, and we take pride in our ability to help patients significantly improve their quality of life.
While each of these procedures may be surgical in nature, they are typically considered virtually painless, as you will be provided with an anesthetic for comfort. Both Dr. Gallardo and Dr. Gulbas have performed these surgeries safely and effectively for many patients.
We want our patients to be confident that they are receiving the highest quality care from leading surgeons. At El Paso Eye Surgeons, our entire staff is committed to providing you with exceptional service, and we take pride in our ability to help patients significantly improve their quality of life. If you are experiencing vision impairment, contact us online or by phone at (915) 542-0279 to schedule a consultation.
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