A team of surgeons from the Coimbra Ophthalmology Unit (UOC) is applying a new intraocular lens to correct presbyopia – or difficulty seeing close up – in patients with cataracts or with a clear lens. It is a pioneering intervention that makes the use of glasses unnecessary in most situations and without complaints of decreased quality of vision at night.
This treatment has already been applied to two dozen patients and the results have been very promising, according to a note sent by UOC. According to this clinic, whose leader of the clinical team is professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra (FMUC) Joaquim Murta, “the new intraocular lens, called AcrySof IQ Vivity, was developed by Alcon, a leading health company visual, and is intended to correct presbyopia associated with cataracts ”.
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