Modern options for presbyopia correction in patients with COVID-19

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This review discusses current options of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of patients with age-related refractive disorder - presbyopia - combined with COVID-19 viral infection. Various treatment options are currently being developed to correct presbyopia, but all of them involve either eyeglass correction, or surgical intervention with application of intraocular lenses. Drug therapy in this case is preferable, since it is less cost-effective, and patients comply more readily to this type of treatment. The application of myotics for presbyopia correction, as well as the combinations of myotics and other drugs for additive treatments and side effects reduction are well documented; however, there is no sufficient data on the results of such treatment. Currently, pyrenoxine, being a component of Catalin-eye drops, has been studied in this regard. It prevents the appearance of quinoid compounds in the lens, which lead to a decreased lens elasticity and, accordingly, to the development of presbyopia. The use of Catalin-eye drops in patients with COVID-19 is especially relevant, since this virus appears to be a predictor of metabolic disorders development. It is necessary to further study Pyrenoxine as a substance that effectively reduces risks of presbyopia development.


Presbyopia, quinoid compounds, drug treatment, pyrenoxine, myotics

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IDR: 170195177   |   DOI: 10.24412/2500-1000-2022-7-3-56-59

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