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New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision

Nearly everybody will experience presbyopia at some point, usually starting in the mid-40s

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    New Help for That Bane of Middle-Age: Blurry Close-Up Vision
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    In this photo taken Feb. 1, 2017, Dr. Mark Whitten performs a short eye surgery procedure on patient Christianne Krupinsky in Washington, to insert a Raindrop inlay, a disc implanted in the cornea to reshape it for better close-up focus. This new kind of eye implant corrects presbyopia, the need for reading glasses that eventually hits all of us, usually starting in the 40s.

    An eye implant that takes about 10 minutes to put in place is the newest surgical repair for the blurry close-up vision that is a bane of middle age.

    Dr. Shilpa Rose says the Raindrop inlay won't restore vision you had in your 20s. But the Washington ophthalmologist says it decreases the need for reading glasses to send texts or read email.

    Nearly everybody will experience presbyopia at some point, usually starting in the mid-40s.

    While surgery always carries some risk, corneal inlays implanted into the eye's clear front surface are getting attention because they're removable if necessary.

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    Dr. Deepinder K. Dhaliwal of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says patients have to remember it's not one and done, but requires post-surgical exams and care.