[PresbyLASIK: treatment approaches with the excimer laser]

Ophthalmologe. 2006 Aug;103(8):667-72. doi: 10.1007/s00347-006-1391-y.
[Article in German]


Presbyopia represents the most common refractive error. There is currently no surgical treatment for presbyopia, which is effective, reliable, and safe. Excimer laser surgery has become a routine procedure for the correction of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism for years. Various treatment strategies for presbyopia have been brought forward using the excimer lasers. Besides monovision, creation of a multifocal cornea represents an attractive option. This procedure is also called "PresbyLASIK." Different ablation profiles to form a multifocal cornea are reviewed here and first clinical results are summarized."PresbyLASIK" is a new, interesting treatment strategy, with a huge potential for the future. At the present it should be used in controlled studies only because of some unsolved questions.

Publication types

  • English Abstract
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ / instrumentation*
  • Keratomileusis, Laser In Situ / methods*
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'*
  • Presbyopia / diagnosis*
  • Presbyopia / surgery*
  • Surgery, Computer-Assisted / methods*