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KAMRA Inlay

The KAMRA inlay is a safe, proven, and lasting solution to restore everyday near vision. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a film-like ring with an opening in the center. The KAMRA inlay provides a more natural range of vision. It works on the same principle as a small camera aperture by increasing the depth of focus. The opening in the inlay allows only focused light into the eye, allowing you to see near, far and everything in-between.

What is presbyopia?

The lens in your eye is stretchy and flexible. With time the lens stiffens. As a result, it can no longer bend into the right shapes to bring close objects into focus. To compensate, you end up moving objects further away at just the right distance to focus. This is why you start holding reading materials at arm’s length.The clinical term is presbyopia (prez-bee-‘O-pee-uh) and it happens to everyone eventually.

The most common presbyopic treatments in the market are corrective eyewear, such as reading glasses or contact lenses, and monovision with LASIK. These options all come with compromise. Reading glasses and contact lenses are inconvenient and need to be updated if your prescription changes. Monovision is a LASIK procedure that treats one eye for distance and one eye for near. The compromise with monovision is that it does sacrifice some of your distance vision for clear near vision, and it is not reversible.

KAMRA Vision is not a new technology.

Thousands of people including eye doctors are choosing KAMRA Vision as their preferred near vision treatment. KAMRA Vision may be ideal for individuals over 40 seeking a solution to restore their everyday near vision and reduce their dependence on glasses or contact lenses.

Unlike monovision LASIK, contact lenses, or multifocal lens implants that can significantly compromise distance vision, KAMRA Vision restores near and intermediate vision while maintaining distance vision. The KAMRA inlay is only placed in one eye allowing you to see up close, while maintaining your distance vision. Your other eye is either left untouched or is corrected for great distance vision. Working together, the eyes allow you to see near, far and everything in-between.

Procedure

The KAMRA inlay is placed in the eye by using a LASIK laser, a pocket incision is created within the cornea. A very similar technique is used in LASIK. The inlay is then placed within this pocket. There can be pressure during the creation of the flap; however, numbing drops will ensure your comfort during the procedure. Unlike a contact lens, the inlay is placed within the first few layers of the cornea so it is not felt. There have been no reports of patients feeling the inlay. Depending on the size of your pupil, the color of your eye, and the lighting conditions, the KAMRA inlay is virtually invisible.

Post-Op

The inlay is designed to help your eye focus the light so images and text look clear again. Right after the inlay is implanted, you may notice some dimness, but as you adapt to the inlay, there will be little to no dimness noticed. Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24 hours. Your doctor will discuss your specific recovery process with you in more detail. You can aid your healing process by using post-op medications and artificial drops as prescribed. Furthermore, you can accelerate your visual recovery by regularly performing reading exercises provided by your doctor and not using reading glasses when performing near tasks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a film-like ring with an opening in the center. The inlay is 3.8mm in diameter with a 1.6mm opening in the center. It is 5 microns thick (or the thickness of a red blood cell and one tenth the thickness of a sheet of paper).

The KAMRA inlay is comprised of a proven biocompatible material frequently used in a wide variety of eye and other medical implants, called polyvinylidene fluoride. In addition, the inlay has been tested and implanted safely in thousands of eyes.

Yes. For patients not entirely satisfied with the inlay or who may have abnormal healing, the inlay can be removed – even years after the procedure. The KAMRA inlay has been proven to be the safe and effective solution for reducing the need for reading glasses. If at some point in the future you wish to have the inlay removed, please contact your KAMRA doctor to schedule a consultation.

The goal of the inlay is to reduce your dependency on reading glasses. You may still need magnification if you are working in dim light, performing a near task for a prolonged period of time, or reading tiny print.

If you had prior eye surgery, you may still be a candidate for KAMRA Vision™. A full assessment is needed to determine if you qualify for the treatment.

Yes, you may still be an excellent candidate for KAMRA Vision. To determine if you’re eligible your eyes will need to be assessed by your doctor. If you do get the inlay, it is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations when managing your symptoms.

Yes depending upon the results of your clinical evaluation.

Should you develop a cataract, your doctor can remove the cataract and place a new lens implant. However, if new technology develops in the future, the Kamra Inlay can be removed. Your inlay will continue to provide excellent near and intermediate vision. It’s important to note that the inlay shouldn’t increase any risks associated with having the cataract removed.

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5920 Cromo Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79912

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