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How does lensectomy treat presbyopia?

A lensectomy may be the most direct way to treat presbyopia. The hardened lens responsible for the condition is simply replaced with a plastic one. Newer implants even have a bifocal function built in. However, of all the surgical procedures, lensectomy is associated with the highest risk of side effects, including infection and glaucoma.

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