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LASIK Surgeons Look to Lens Replacement Surgery  

North Andover, Massachusetts, (1/03/06) While LASIK has continued to maintain its position as the Laser Eye Surgery of choice for correction of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, LASIK Surgeons at the 2005 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago were enthusiastic about the emergence of advanced lens implant technology to address the condition called presbyopia which cannot be optimally treated with LASIK Eye Surgery at this time. Presbyopia is the condition in which the crystalline lens of the eye loses it flexibility causing a progressive decrease in near and intermediate vision. While LASIK procedures produce safe and effective results for correction of distance vision, for those over 50 years old who need both the correction of far and near vision due to presbyopia, LASIK surgeons are encouraged by the results of the new lens implant technology. “LASIK Eye Surgery is likely to continue to be the Laser Eye Surgery procedure of choice for most patients, but for those needing concurrent far and near corrections, Lens Replacement Surgery for presbyopia, may be an excellent option,” said Marc Michelson, M.D., a Birmingham, Alabama LASIK and Cataract Surgeon.

In addition, with over 8 million Laser Eye Surgery procedures having been performed since the United State’s Food and Drug Administration approved the Excimer Laser for performing Laser Eye Surgery over 10 years ago, LASIK Eye Surgery has produced a large pool of patients who have now become presbyopic well after their successful LASIK surgery and now require some form of close vision correction. LASIK surgeons are cautiously optimistic that Lens Replacement Surgery may offer an option to those LASIK patients who wish to continue to be independent of eyeglasses, even for near vision.

Patients considering LASIK or Lens Replacement Surgery should seek current information and consultation to be certain that either type of surgery is appropriate and is the best vision correction choice for their individual situation. is an objective patient information and education website containing material that will assist patients in learning about presbyopia, specialized monovision LASIK and Lens Replacement Surgery as options for their vision correction after the age of 40. This website is useful for those who are interested in learning about the LASIK procedure as well as the types of advanced lens implants used for Lens Replacement Surgery.

In order to provide consumers with the most unbiased information, unlike many websites offering information about LASIK and Lens Replacement Surgery, does not accept advertising funds or financial support from pharmaceutical, medical device or laser manufacturers.

Consumers seeking information about presbyopia, monovision LASIK and Lens Replacement Surgery will find the most useful sections of to be:

Katie Carlisle, The Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.
978-470-8217, or fax, 978-470-8218, or email,

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