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Correction of presbyopia using 0.5% pilocarpine eye drops among Indians



Sharadhi Petkar1 & MC Chaitra*, 2



1Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka Kolar, Karnataka, India; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Tamaka Kolar, Karnataka, India; *Corresponding author



MC Chaitra - E-mail: chaitramc@sduaher.ac.in; drchaitramc@gmail.com; Phone: +91 8197226641

Sharadhi Petkar - E-mail: sharadhipetkar@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received May 1, 2024; Revised May 31, 2024; Accepted May 31, 2024, Published May 31, 2024



Pharmacological treatment of presbyopia-spectacle free senescence Therefore, it is of interest to estimate improvement of near vision with 0.5%pilocarpine drops in presbyopic patients. It was a cross-sectional observational study done at tertiary care centre history, comprehensive eye examination, including distant visual acuity distant and near vision, IOP. 1 drop of 0.5%Pilocarpine eye-drops was instilled in both eyes in Patients with full distant vision and impaired near vision, near vision was checked after 2hours. Among 55 participants, 48% were males and 52% were females. Mean age of patients was 44.8 years. Out of 55 patients 58% patients showed improvement of 1 line after instilling drops, 41% patients showed no improvement. Topical 0.5%pilocarpine in treatment of near vision is attractive option for patients and would increase compliance with minimal side effects.



Presbyopia, pilocarpine, near vision



Petkar & Chaitra, Bioinformation 20(5): 532-536 (2024)


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Biomedical Informatics



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