Are you ready to start living without a dependency on reading glasses? If so, KAMRA Inlay might be the right procedure for you. The KAMRA eye surgery is ideal for patients who suffer from blurry near vision and who no longer want to use reading glasses, readers or contact lenses.
Kamra eye procedure is a corrective procedure aimed at improving the effects of diminishing near vision which occurs during the eye’s natural aging process, or presbyopia, by inserting a small inlay in the first few layers of one cornea.
The inlay is placed in only one eye, usually in the non-dominant eye so that patients can see both at a distance and close up. The inlay is smaller and thinner than a contact lens, 3.8 mm in diameter and 6 microns thick.
The KAMRA inlay has an opaque outer ring and a tiny central opening. This opening is positioned directly in front of the pupil of the eye when implanted in the cornea. This opening makes sure that only focused light enters the eye, creating a pinhole camera effect which expands the range of clear vision and brings near objects into sharper focus while maintaining clear distance vision.
The best candidates for KAMRA inlay include:
- FDA approved for ages 45 to 60 years old
- History of healthy eyes and corneas
- Require reading glasses or additional power in glasses to see well at near
Patients are not candidates for KAMRA eye surgery if they suffer from the following:
- Pre-existing corneal dryness
- Signs of cataract changes
- History with LASIK
- Active eye infection or inflammation
- Abnormal corneal features
- Some autoimmune and connective tissue disease
- Insufficient corneal thickness
- Recent herpes infection
- Uncontrolled glaucoma
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
The KAMRA eye surgery procedure usually lasts for 10–15 minutes. No stitches are needed following the procedure and healing time will vary from person to person. However, most patients are able to go back to work within a day or two of the procedure and can expect to see well up close and at distance within one to three weeks.
To learn more about KAMRA inlay and find out if you are a good candidate, come into the Black Hills Regional Eye Institute for a consultation and the beginning of a clear, visible life!
Take our KAMRA Self Test
If you’re frustrated with your reading glasses and are looking for a long-lasting solution to near-vision loss, it’s time to learn about the KAMRA™ inlay. We invite you to find out if you may be a suitable candidate. Take a moment to answer a few brief questions below.
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