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Surgeons have, for many years, used intraocular lens replacement for patients with cataracts. The surgeon would replace the eye's lens with a silicone or plastic lens (intraocular lens) that is inserted into the eye.
Recently, the FDA approved some similar procedures used for patients with presbyopia. During this procedure, an intraocular lens is inserted over the eye's original lens; therefore no old lens is removed from the eye. This can typically be done with a local anesthetic in the form of eye drops and is an out-patient process, taking about 15 minutes.
Not everyone with presbyopia is a candidate for intraocular lenses. Please see your eye surgeon for more information.