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KAMRA

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 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.

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Learn More About Corneal Inlays

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
  • Ker­a­to­conus
  • 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.

Just 5 questions to see if you are eligible!


Where We Are

2800 3rd St.
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-341-2000