Factors correlated with better results include good intraocular blur suppression, post-op treatment of anisometropia of less than 2.50 diopters, successful distance correction of the dominant eye, good stereoacuity, lack of esophoric shift, and the patient's willingness and motivation to adapt to monovision.In addition to proper patient selection and understanding of monovision, individuals must be informed of both the risks and benefits of LASIK as a whole.However, at this time, both methods of presby LASIK require further study and scientific evaluation prior to more widespread use.
As of 2005, presbyopia had impacted the lives of an estimated 1.04 billion people worldwide.
It is important that clinicians have an understanding of the various trade-offs associated with each procedure to better educate their patients.
It is important for practitioners to recognize that while present emphasis involves the exploration of perhaps more glamorous surgical options, a significant amount of research is being conducted into improving the contact lens as well as the monovision-related options.
Because the relative amount of corneal tissue ablated to create the peripheral asphericity is higher in myopic eyes, this technique has been practiced more in hyperopic presbyopes.
Safe peripheral presby LASIK may be limited to emmetropes, hyperopes and low myopes.