04 Feb '11, 7am

Laser-based treatment for presbyopia gains popularity in S'pore

Laser-based treatment for presbyopia gains popularity in S'pore

SINGAPORE: Some 100 people - mostly Singaporeans - have gone for a new laser-based treatment for presbyopia (or "lao hua yan"), since it was launched here six months ago. Presbyopia is a common eye condition that affects people above 40. 57-year-old Hedy Lim, who had been suffering from presbyopia, never got used to wearing reading glasses, even though she had been doing so for the past 15 years. "My hobbies are actually cooking and also flower arrangement...And especially the cooking recipes right, so it will slow down your process if you need to put on your glasses. Sometimes you cannot find your glasses, that's where I find that it hinders my life," she said. Six months ago, she found a solution to ditch her reading glasses, by going for a laser-based treatment for her presbyopia. The procedure, called IntraCor, is currently only offered in Europe and Asia, as it is not...

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