In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan.


Among the various causes of visual impairment for near, presbyopia is an important and the most common cause in older adults. In a study for a population from the Brazilian Amazon region, presbyopia accounted for 71.8%, cataract and pterygium accounted for 16.5 and 2.5% of total cases of visual impairment for near respectively. This holds for the entire population globally. Presbyopia is an ever-increasing global problem affecting over a billion worldwide. The increase in the number of the aging population has prompted health care professionals to find ways to manage the situation with various non-surgical and surgical means effectively. The current article discusses these surgical and non-surgical means of presbyopia correction.

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