Adults in their mid-40s begin to experience blurred near vision requiring the use of reading glasses or bifocals. This is caused by the gradual loss of flexibility in the lens of the eye (presbyopia) and is a normal part of the aging process.
Corneal Inlays For Presbyopia
The KAMRA Corneal Inlay is a simple, effective treatment for presbyopia. It is a thin disk smaller than a contact lens. It is implanted in the first few layers of the cornea under a flap, which is created using a femtosecond laser (the same laser used to create the flap in All-Laser LASIK). The implant has a pinhole in the center that allows only focused light into the eye. The inlay is implanted in only the non-dominant eye, restoring near vision, while maintaining distance vision. If distance vision is good in the dominant eye, it is left alone. If distance vision needs some correction in the dominant eye, that can be achieved with LASIK or PRK. As a result, the patient enjoys both near vision and distance vision. The inlay is removable if vision needs change. The KAMRA Corneal Inlay differs from monovision in which one eye is corrected for near vision only, while the other eye is corrected for distance.
Who Is a Candidate for the KAMRA Inlay?
Adults who have come to rely on reading glasses for near vision but who have good distance vision or whose refractive error for distance vision can be treated with LASIK or PRK.