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PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision allows re- fractive surgeons to restore high-quality vision at all distances to patients with presbyopia – the age-related loss of accommodation – through the use of laser correction. The new method increases the depth of field of the two eyes and incorporates additional patient data in the cus- tomized therapy for the very first time. The pa- tient tolerance rate is considerably higher than with conventional monovision.
PRESBYOND will be presented at the ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons) and EURETINA (European Society of Retina Specialists) joint meeting in Milan, Italy, from 7-11 September 2012.
Increased depth of field and high-quality vision also in the intermediate range
With PRESBYOND, the medical technology pro- vider Carl Zeiss Meditec AG is presenting a new method for presbyopia compensation using laser treatment. Unlike conventional monovision, the true binocular method of PRESBYOND makes it possible to also achieve very good acuity in the intermediate range with virtually no loss in contrast sensitivity.
Refractive surgeons using the CRS-Master® treatment planning station and the MEL® 80 excimer laser can help not only patients with myopic and hyperopic presbyopia with or without astigmatism, but also those with emmetropic presbyopia. The new method is available as an option for the CRS-Master.
"With PRESBYOND we are enabling refractive surgeons to expand their spectrum of offerings and therefore increase the number of patients they are treating," says Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. "The method is a clear treatment choice for the fast growing demo- graphic of presbyopic patients."
A reliable patient outcome is achieved as each patient's preoperative wavefront data and the functional age of his or her eye are factored into the calculation of the optimal laser correction.
High tolerance rate and short adaptation time
In laser treatment with PRESBYOND, as in con- ventional monovision, the doctor compensates for the accommodation loss of the crystalline lens by correcting the dominant eye for distance and the non-dominant eye for near vision. With the new method, however, the depth of field of the two eyes is clearly increased so that a so-called 'Blend Zone' is generated. As a result, a customized fusion of the two images for near and distance vision is enabled for each patient.
"I have been impressed by the very high patient tolerance rate for PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision which is much higher than what we see for conventional monovision methods," says refrac- tive surgeon Christian de Courten from the clinic MV SANTE Vision, Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Blend Zone achieved with PRESBYOND additionally facilitates patient adaptation. Most patients can read without glasses the very same day.
PRESBYOND Laser Blended Vision is not available in the USA.
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With PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision a reliable patient outcome is achieved as each patient's preoperative wavefront data and the functional age of his or her eye are factored into the calculation of the optimal laser correction.
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With PRESBYOND, the medical technology pro- vider Carl Zeiss Meditec AG is presenting a new method for presbyopia compensation using laser treatment.
Jann Gerrit Ohlendorf
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Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
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Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
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Number: 0093-2012-ENG OP