Vision status: presbyopic patient undergone corneal inlay procedure

Linsay Sundram Gnanasundram, and Rokiah Omar, and Bashirah Ishak, and Low, Aloysius Joseph (2016) Vision status: presbyopic patient undergone corneal inlay procedure. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 14 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1675-8161


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This study reports the vision status of a presbyopic patient who has undergone a corneal inlay procedure. The study hopes to provide optometrists more insight on the procedure and the co-management involved in such a patient. The patient, a 48 years-old Chinese woman with presbyopia underwent the corneal inlay procedure three years ago. She had the inlay implanted in the non-dominant eye to aid near vision i.e. her left eye. The pre and post-operative evaluations include distance and near visual acuity, fundoscopy, tonometry, Schirmer’s test, slit lamp evaluation, corneal topography and corneal pachymetry. Near visual acuity for the left eye improved from N14 to N5 immediately after the procedure. Even after 3 years of post-operative followup, the patient was still able to maintain her near vision. In conclusion, the corneal inlay procedure helped to improve near vision of this presbyopic patient. Optometrist plays a very important role in the co-management of such patients alongside with the ophthalmologist in terms of visual functional assessments pre and post-surgery, counseling of the procedure and managing patients’ expectations.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Corneal inlay; Presbyopia; Near vision; Functional assessment
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:9722
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:27 Apr 2016 03:13
Last Modified:14 Dec 2016 06:50

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