A number of eye conditions can make a person to lose the ability to change the shape of the lens, also known as loss of accommodation. People with presbyopia and those that get traditional intraocular lenses for cataracts suffer from this frustrating condition. A new lens developed by PowerVision, a company out of Belmont, California, aims to restore the eye’s ability to focus by changing its shape much like a natural one.
The FluidVision implant harnesses the natural forces the eye produces to move fluid in and out of its lens. This allows the lens to change its thickness and so its refractive power. The device is implanted using the same techniques as any other intraocular lens and the first cataract patients in an initial trial are now beginning to get the implant.
This prevents the eye from being able to focus on objects at different distances.
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