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Treating Presbyopia: KAMRA™ Inlay

8th August 2019
Presbyopia (loss of reading vision) is a condition that will inevitably affect everyone as they age and the highly acclaimed KAMRA™ Corneal Inlay provides proven solution to this frustrating problem. 

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 shape 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.

What is the KAMRA™ inlay?

The KAMRA inlay helps restore near vision and reduce the constant frustrations of reading glasses for those with presbyopia or blurry near vision. By providing a natural range of vision you can see — from near to far. It also offers long-term performance to help you continue to enjoy clear vision over time, even as presbyopia progresses.

How does the KAMRA™ Inlay restore near vision?

It sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the centre. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into the eye. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision.

How can I find out if the KAMRA™ Inlay is right for me?

Regardless of when you lost your reading vision, the KAMRA inlay may be right for you. The first step in evaluation is to have a consultation and comprehensive eye exam. Following a series of specialised test, your consultant will discuss your suitability for this procedure.

Who can benefit from the KAMRA™ Inlay?

The KAMRA inlay is ideal for individuals who have lost their near vision due to presbyopia and desire to do everyday activities without reading glasses. Presbyopia happens to almost everyone in their 40s or 50s when the eye’s natural lens becomes too stiff to focus up close.

What benefits does the inlay provide?

It restores everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen and the time on your wristwatch, without the frustration of reading glasses or contact lenses. It provides a natural range of vision – from near to far and offers long-term performance to help you enjoy clear near vision over time.

How much of an improvement can I expect?

The amount of near vision improvement varies by individual. However, most patients can expect their near visual acuities to improve an average of three lines or more.

How can I accelerate my recovery?

You can help your eyes heal faster and improve your vision by:

  • Taking eye drops as prescribed
  • Avoiding reading glasses
  • Keeping all follow-up appointments

Your doctor will discuss your post-op healing process prior to your procedure.


Find out more about KAMRA™ Inlay.

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