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Remedy to be Reading Glasses Free?

Remedy to be Reading Glasses Free
A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses free remedy for presbyopia the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people older than the age of 40, according to a study released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A corneal inlay device currently undergoing clinical review in the United States improved near vision well enough for 80 percent of the participating patients to read a newspaper without disturbing far distance vision needed for daily activities like driving. Presbyopia affects more than 1 billion people worldwide. As people age, the cornea becomes less flexible and bends in such a way that it becomes difficult to see up close. Although the most common remedy is wearing reading glasses, a host of new corneal inlay products are in development to treat the condition, with three types currently under review by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The theoretical advantage...
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