It is not inevitable that people with presbyopia suffer from blurry vision, it has been claimed.
From the age of 40 onwards the eye"s lenses gradually lose the ability to focus on close-up objects, and by the 50s or 60s almost everyone experiences blurry near vision, despite distance vision often remaining good.
However experts of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) have claimed that blurry vision need not be a consequence of presbyopia, even if developing it is inevitable.
"Options now available include a form of LASIK that improves near vision in one eye, called monovision, and intraocular lenses that replace the eyes" natural lenses," the specialists state.
It comes after experts led by Dr Janey Wiggs at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary said genetic screening could help to catch glaucoma early on so patients can be tracked and treated in time to save their sight.
by Emily Tait