Scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia

National Institute for Clinical Excellence
Record ID 32004000695
Authors' objectives:

This study aims to assess the current evidence on scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia.

Authors' recommendations: 1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of scleral expansion surgery for presbyopia is very limited. There is no evidence of efficacy in the majority of patients. There are also concerns about the potential risks of the procedure. 1.2 It is recommended that this procedure should not be used. The Institute's Information for the Public complements this guidance in explaining the concerns about the procedure.
Authors' methods: Overview
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2004
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Sclera
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Presbyopia
Organisation Name: National Institute for Clinical Excellence
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