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.
The best candidates for KAMRA inlay include:
- FDA approved for 45 to 60 years
- History of healthy eyes and cornea
- 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
Benefits of KAMRA Inlay:
- Restores everyday vision
- Provides natural range of vision for both near and far
- Long-term performance of clear near vision
- Quick outpatient procedure
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 Diamond Vision for a consultation and the beginning of a clear, visible life!