Presbyopia treatment usually involves glasses or contact lenses.Some people opt for refractive surgery options.
A corneal inlay is a tiny device inserted into or under a laser created flap and effects the optical focusing accordingly as it is the cornea rather than the lens that applies the most focusing power.
Refractive Corneal Inlays are similar to multifocal lens designs with different areas of the inlay giving different levels of magnifying power.
Small Aperture Inlays employ a donut-shaped ring with a pinhole opening in its center. The pinhole focuses light very specifically into the eye, narrowing the field of vision. Combined procedures can involve LASIK when the inlay is implanted.
Refractive surgery risks include side effects of glare, halos, poor night vision, corneal scarring, swelling, inflammation, thinning of the cornea, clouding of the cornea.