LaserACE® Proposed Mechanism of Action
How LaserACE® Works
- In a young eye (25 year old), the sclera moves with accommodative force of the ciliary muscles.
- In an aging eye (50 year old), the sclera is less pliable and resists the movement of accommodation that the ciliary muscles exert on the lens.
- LaserACE® improves the power of accommodation by rejuvenating the rigid sclera in the aged eye in specific regions over the ciliary muscles making it pliable again.
- After LaserACE® the sclera moves with the ciliary muscles during accommodation increasing the power of the force they can exert on the lens.
- LaserACE® improves focusing power of the lens for near and intermediate vision without affecting distance vision.
Goldberg, Daniel B. Computer -Animated Model of Accommodation and Presbyopia. J Cataract Refract Surg 2015; 41:437–445 Q 2015 ASCRS and ESCRS
New evidence The Sclera Moves during Accommodation!!!!
Croft MA, Nork TM, McDonald JP, Katz A, Lutjen-Drecoll E, and Kaufman PL: Accommodative Movements of the Vitreous Membrane, Choroid and Sclera in Young and Presbyopic Human and Nonhuman Primate Eyes; IOVS 54: 5049-5058, 2013