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There are an increasing number of people who are losing their land, livelihoods and basic access to food and potable water due to the adverse effects of climate change.

In an attempt to survive these people have no option but to seek sanctuary in nearby settlements (Myers, 1997).

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) estimates that as many as 50 million Americans will suffer from vision-impairing cataracts by the year 2050.

Given the current estimate of Americans with cataracts is only 25 million, the AAO is clearly expecting a surge over the next 30 years.

In other words, it provides the bookend vision correction that you get with multifocal IOLs and accommodates vision correction for all distances in between. The lens actually changes its shape by responding to the natural cues from the same ciliary muscles in the eye that foster natural, youthful accommodation.And considering that everyone over the age of 50 eventually develops presbyopia, it’s no wonder why so many companies are investing in the development of accommodating IOLs.And, as time goes on, other highly novel lens accommodation strategies will be developed. An ambitious IOL indeed, but probably one that’s quite a few years from becoming a viable alternative.To learn more about the Sapphire Auto Focal IOL, check out The development of such new and innovative IOLs is sure to be welcomed with open arms if the AAO cataract estimates are correct.

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