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Archive for May, 2017

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome is a set of symptoms caused by the aging of the lens. The small lens we have behind the pupil plays an essential role so that we can see clearly. Here are the symptoms and solutions that modern medicine offers.

From the age of 45, it is inevitable that the syndrome of aging of the lens begins. Progressively over the years it loses its function. It begins with a loss of near vision due to presbyopia, slowly the quality of vision worsens at all distances and culminates with a severe loss of vision due to the development of cataracts.

Presbyopia or tired sight happens because little by little the lens hardens, limiting its capacity of accommodation. When we are young is and we want to focus our vision on text or near object, the lens adjusts or modifies its form so that we see clear. The lens losing its flexibility will not work as well, so we will begin to see blurred text in small print, and the objects we use up close.

Cataracts usually happen later in life. In this case the lens loses transparency and our view is clouded. This vision problem is quite common in people over 60 years of age. Today we recommend solving the problem as soon as possible. It makes no sense to wait because we are just prolonging a poorer quality of life and complicating the inevitable cataract surgery.

The visual degradation caused by aging is a slow process so it can go undetected. Many people adapt to these changes without being aware that they are seeing worse at all distances. Some assume it as part of the process of becoming older, but today it is not necessary to conform. We can restore your vision so you always see clear without glasses or contact lenses.

Treatments for Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome

There are very effective treatments for the Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome depending on which phase it is in. Most symptoms are resolved with the help of glasses, but in the long run it is an uncomfortable solution. Our ophthalmologists can perform a comprehensive ocular study and determine the most appropriate treatment for your eyes.

  • Sclerosis or tightening of the lens that causes tired eyes has two very effective solutions. Laser surgery or implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses can be performed. Both treatments allow restoring vision, however intraocular lenses stand out because they are a permanent solution that prevents the appearance of cataracts.
  • When the problem is opacity or loss of transparency, the best solution is to replace the lens. The cataract operation has been refined so much in recent decades that today is a very effective and safe intervention. In addition, bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses are now available that allow you to see at all distances forever.

We can help you avoid reaching this last phase of Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome. We have the most advanced technology to perform totally personalized treatments and implant the most modern intraocular lenses. You will once again have excellent visual quality that will certainly increase your desire to enjoy life.