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VisioNews: Articles worth putting your eyes on…

The NBC News  (9/13, Dunn, Carroll) website reports, “In a little over a year, the FDA approved two new devices to help with age-related vision loss” due to presbyopia. One device, called “the ‘Raindrop,’ is made mostly from water and works by reshaping the cornea helping the eye to focus better on close-up objects.” Another device is called the KAMRA. Both are implants that are inserted into “only one eye,” leaving the other eye “for seeing distance.” Neither implant will preclude the need for cataract surgery later, however. NBC News points out, “About half of Americans have cataracts or cataract surgery by age 80, according to the National Eye Institute.”