Can presbyopia be reversed?

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28 October 2020
Autumn 2020

Adrian O'Dowd looks at researchers' efforts to treat fading accommodation more effectively now and in the future.

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In 2005, an estimated one billion people were affected by presbyopia globally. This rose to 1.8 billion by 2015, and experts predict a continued climb, peaking at around 2.1 billion in 2030, with the greatest burden in rural areas of low-resource countries (Fricke et al, 2018). Uncorrected presbyopia is considered to be the most common cause of visual impairment in the world (Holden et al, 2015).

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