KAMRA Inlay

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Dr. Sheth describes KAMRA™ inlay surgery, an FDA-approved optical surgery that can eliminate the need for reading glasses in patients with age-related farsightedness. A thin inlay is placed in the cornea, allowing it to receive better-focused light. This procedure can be performed along with LASIK or cataract surgery to better meet your unique vision needs.

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1 00:00:11.760 --> 00:00:18.860 KAMRA inlay is a new procedure just recently FDA approved in the US. 2 00:00:18.880 --> 00:00:22.340 It has been performed on patients 3 00:00:22.370 --> 00:00:27.660 across the world for many years, but it was FDA approved in the US. 4 00:00:27.690 --> 00:00:29.260 Last year. 5 00:00:29.290 --> 00:00:32.220 This is a procedure that can be done 6 00:00:32.250 --> 00:00:39.100 in combination with Lasic or cataract surgery, where we implant a small thin 7 00:00:39.130 --> 00:00:45.220 disc into the cornea that allows focus light to penetrate the cornea, 8 00:00:45.250 --> 00:00:51.060 allowing you to eliminate the need for reading glasses in patients that are 9 00:00:51.090 --> 00:00:55.500 over the age of 40 and are in the presbyopic range. 10 00:00:55.530 --> 00:01:02.220 Prespiopia is a condition that occurs as we enter our 40s, where we no longer have 11 00:01:02.250 --> 00:01:08.290 the ability to focus close and have the need now for Bifocals or reading glasses. 12 00:01:08.320 --> 00:01:11.460 One of the newer procedures for presbyopia 13 00:01:11.490 --> 00:01:16.380 is the KAMRA inlay, where we use a laser to make a pocket 14 00:01:16.410 --> 00:01:22.460 into the cornea, implant a small thin inlay 15 00:01:22.490 --> 00:01:29.290 into the cornea, which allows only focused light through that aperture of the inlay, 16 00:01:29.320 --> 00:01:34.340 thereby preventing the need for reading glasses. 17 00:01:34.370 --> 00:01:37.140 The KAMRA inlay procedure is a safe, 18 00:01:37.170 --> 00:01:42.820 painless procedure that can be done in combination 19 00:01:42.850 --> 00:01:49.780 with Lasic, PRK, or even in patients that have previously had cataract surgery. 20 00:01:49.810 --> 00:01:54.700 KAMRA inlay can be utilized in patients that have good distance vision 21 00:01:54.730 --> 00:01:59.490 but are unable to focus at near and are now in the need of reading glasses. 22 00:01:59.520 --> 00:02:02.020 It is also good for those patients 23 00:02:02.050 --> 00:02:07.260 that utilize Bifocals, however, they may need LASIK in addition 24 00:02:07.290 --> 00:02:11.500 to the KAMRA inlay to remove their distance prescription. 25 00:02:11.530 --> 00:02:16.890 One of the largest benefits to KAMRA inlay is the fact that we can now improve 26 00:02:16.920 --> 00:02:20.260 near vision without disrupting the distance vision. 27 00:02:20.290 --> 00:02:25.610 This replaces the need for previous treatments of monovision during Lasic, 28 00:02:25.640 --> 00:02:28.980 where we would improve one eye for distance and one eye for near, 29 00:02:29.010 --> 00:02:32.860 and in the near eye, you would have decreased distance vision. 30 00:02:32.890 --> 00:02:37.500 Now when we do KAMRA inlay, you preserve both eyes distance vision 31 00:02:37.530 --> 00:02:43.100 and now have the ability to focus up close without reading glasses or Bifocals. 32 00:02:43.130 --> 00:02:46.540 That is a major benefit to the KAMRA 33 00:02:46.570 --> 00:02:53.260 inlay because now you don't lose or have any impairment of depth perception. 34 00:02:53.290 --> 00:02:57.540 That sometimes can happen in a patient that has had one eye corrected 35 00:02:57.570 --> 00:03:03.420 for distance, one eye corrected for near, and either contact lenses or LASIK. 36 00:03:03.450 --> 00:03:07.580 Recovery time is usually 37 00:03:07.610 --> 00:03:14.020 four to six weeks to obtain your final vision, but most patients enjoy 38 00:03:14.050 --> 00:03:20.580 an improvement in their near vision immediately after the procedure. 39 00:03:20.610 --> 00:03:22.610 If you'd like more information on KAMRA 40 00:03:22.640 --> 00:03:26.960 in lay, please call my office and make an appointment for a free evaluation.

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Sheth Horsley Eye Center

The ophthalmologists at Sheth Horsley Eye Center have been serving the community's eye care needs for over 50 years. Our doctors are members of various prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

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