The etiology of farsightedness is due to three things occurring both in eye shape and lens thickness. Many of our Manhattan patients are Farsighted. The etiology of onset in our Manhattan patients is usually the early forties where they need reading glasses. Our Manhattan patients later in their 50-60 years of age have the blur extending from the near to intermediate and disatnce ranges. Most of our Manhattan patients cannot see well enough to pass their drivers test. At this point in life our Manhattan patients rely on bifocals or trifocals to correct all ranges of vision. Our Manhattan patients also try bifocal or monovison contacts to see clear far and near which is not always successful. Many of our Manhattan patients are curious about vision correction procedures that can be done to correct their vision. The etiology of farsightedness occurs when the cornea curvature is too steep, the length of the eye is longer than normal, or the lens of the eye thickens with age. Treatments are different with procedures work on different parts of the eye structures. Standard treatment for our Manhattan patients has been LASIK/ PRK where both eyes are made a little nearsighted so they can see all the ranges more clearly. Lastly there are Intraocular Lens implants in the eyes for our Manhattan patients where your natural lens is exchanged for a bifocal lens. In Europe they are working on bifocal laser treaments that act like tri-focal correction with glasses so one can see clearly at distance, intermediate, near. Most technology will become available to our Manhattan patients in the future better and newer treatments for farsightedness.
Etiology of Farsightedness & Treatment Options
About the Author: Dr. Columbus
Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.