As we get older, many people will develop a condition known as presbyopia. This makes it difficult to focus on objects nearby, creating the need to wear glasses or contact lenses to see clearly. While these have been the traditional forms of presbyopia correction, our eye doctors—Dr. Alan Faulkner and Dr. Neda Nikpoor—now offer the AcuFocus KAMRA™ corneal inlay, which is FDA-approved to improve near vision in those with the condition.
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About KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay
This innovative solution involves your surgeon placing the inlay into the cornea of one of your eyes, typically the non-dominant eye. The device is smaller and thinner than a contact lens and has a small opening in the center to only allow focused light to pass through to the retina. Since the KAMRA™ inlay is only placed in one eye, you retain your distance vision while improving your near vision.
The procedure can be performed alone, in addition to LASIK or PRK, or even in patients who have previously undergone LASIK. To be eligible for the KAMRA™ inlay, you should have good distance vision. However, if you have astigmatism, most patients can still achieve a successful outcome with the corneal inlay.
KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay Procedure
After you have undergone a diagnostic examination and been determined a good candidate for the KAMRA™ inlay, you can schedule your surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will place topical anesthetic drops in your eye for numbing throughout the process. Utilizing state-of-the-art laser technology, your surgeon then creates a small pocket through the first few layers of the cornea over the center of your eye. Through this pocket, the inlay is carefully inserted. The entire procedure typically takes no more than 20 minutes.
You should arrange to have someone drive you home from your visit, and we recommend avoiding reading or using a computer for the rest of the day. You will need to return for a post-operative check-up the next day.
Patients can typically begin to see improvement from their presbyopia within the first week following their procedure. However, the rate of recovery and vision improvement will vary based on the individual. Make sure to follow all post-operative instructions and return for follow-up appointments to ensure your recovery is going smoothly.
If you would like more information about the KAMRA™ inlay, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation with Dr. Faulkner or Dr. Nikpoor, please contact Aloha Laser Vision today!
*Individual Results May Vary