We came across this interesting article on an implant called the raindrop. This implant is designed to replace the need for reading glasses as we age.If you have cataracts or any other eye disease than this is not for you. It is being done in Britton only at this time.-MDA

Scientists have developed a tiny implant, no bigger than a pinhead, which sits inside the cornea and slightly increases its curvature, to allow the eye to focus again

By , Science Correspondent

Reading glasses could be banished for ever after scientists developed a technique to reverse vision problems in ageing eyes.
As some people age, their ability to switch focus between near and distant objects diminishes, a condition known as presbyopia.
It can skew the perception of depth and makes reading in poor light impossible.
Now scientists have developed a tiny implant, no bigger than a pinhead, which sits inside the cornea and slightly increases its curvature, to allow the eye to focus again.
Known as a Raindrop corneal inlay, the technique was invented in America but the first operations have now been carried out at a clinic in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire.
Lynda Marenghi, 57, a school bursar from Staffordshire, was the first person in Britain to undergo the procedure.
“It was driving me mad, having to hold books further and further away from me and squinting to try to read them,” she said.
“It felt like my arms were too short and I was diagnosed with presbyopia – losing my near sight.
“It’s an age-related thing and meant I had to wear glasses more and more which was awful because, being a school bursar, I have to deal with a lot of close work and spreadsheets on computers… read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/11053012/Implant-means-end-of-reading-glasses-is-in-sight.html
 
Source: The Telegraph
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