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KAMRA Inlay Recovery

As with any eye surgery, heal­ing is a process. Adher­ing to your doctor’s recov­ery instruc­tions will accel­er­ate your progress. In the first 48 hours fol­low­ing the KAMRA inlay pro­ce­dure, it is com­mon to expe­ri­ence some sen­si­tiv­i­ty to light, as well as watery eyes and irri­ta­tion. Most peo­ple are able to resume their nor­mal activ­i­ties, includ­ing return­ing to work, with­in 24 to 48 hours after the surgery.

By the end of the first week fol­low­ing the pro­ce­dure, many peo­ple begin to notice an improve­ment in their near vision. It is impor­tant to remem­ber that the amount and pace of near vision improve­ment varies by indi­vid­ual. For some, the improve­ment is dra­mat­ic and more sud­den. For oth­ers, the improve­ment occurs more grad­u­al­ly. To enhance your recov­ery and near vision improve­ment, you should:

    • Avoid using your read­ing glass­es
    • Take your med­ica­tions as pre­scribed by your doc­tor, includ­ing arti­fi­cial tears
    • Keep your fol­low-up appoint­ments with your doc­tor

It is typ­i­cal to expe­ri­ence some fluc­tu­a­tions in your vision in the first three to six months after surgery. These will like­ly sta­bi­lize. Your doc­tor will rec­om­mend some sim­ple tips to reduce your reliance on read­ing glass­es and help you achieve the max­i­mum ben­e­fits of the KAMRA inlay pro­ce­dure. The keys to suc­cess are to be patient with the recov­ery process and dili­gent in fol­low­ing your doctor’s instruc­tions.

This video contains more information about the KAMRA inlay recovery period.

Cer­tain side effects may occur fol­low­ing the KAMRA inlay pro­ce­dure. Dry eye, glare, halos and vision dis­tur­bances at night are some com­mon exam­ples. These are treat­able and will like­ly resolve over time. Tell your doc­tor right away if you expe­ri­ence any of these or feel that your recov­ery is not pro­gress­ing prop­er­ly.

Keep in mind that some KAMRA patients may still require read­ing glass­es for activ­i­ties such as read­ing tiny print or read­ing in low light. In addi­tion, if the inlay is not cen­tered prop­er­ly or if the effects are not ide­al, your doc­tor can safe­ly remove the KAMRA inlay.


March 3rd, 2017|Comments Off on KAMRA Inlay Recovery

About the Author:

Born in Connecticut and raised in Upstate New York , Dr. Stetson graduated Cum Laude from Colgate University in New York, and then earned an MD degree with honors at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He distinguished himself again in residency at the Albany Medical Center, where he obtained the highest percentile in the Ophthalmology Knowledge Assessment Examinations. Dr. Stetson has performed more than 50,000 refractive surgeries and has been on staff at Diamond Vision since 2004, before becoming Medical Director in 2006.


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