The KAMRA Inlay
The eye’s natural lens is normally elastic and flexible. It works like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus our vision. This lets us switch our gaze from something near to something far away – for example, a driver looking toward the traffic ahead, down to the speedometer in front of him, and back again. From the time we are born, the natural lens within the eye gradually begins to thicken and lose its flexibility. This occurs throughout our lives but most of us do not notice the process until after age 40 when it begins to manifest itself as a loss of the ability to focus on near objects. This loss of near vision, known as presbyopia, is a frustrating but completely natural condition that eventually forces most people to use reading glasses in order to see print, computer monitors, and phone screens clearly. In the beginning stages, many people compensate by holding the pages or screen farther away, but eventually, even that is no longer enough and reading glasses become necessary. Eyeglasses (bifocals, progressive lenses, or readers) are the most common correction for presbyopia. Monovision using contact lenses is another option used to correct this condition. With this method, the dominant eye is fixed for distance vision and the non-dominant eye is adjusted for reading. Advances in refractive surgery have led to new and investigational surgical options to treat presbyopia. By 2020, it is estimated that 2.1 billion people will be presbyopic and the demand for spectacle independence in this group is growing.
Hoopes Vision is proud to offer KAMRA as a treatment option that will reduce the dependency for readers. The biggest advantage of a corneal inlay is the fact they are additive and do not remove tissue. They therefore preserve future options for any kind of presbyopia correction. In April 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved the KAMRA™ corneal inlay, a device designed to improve near vision in people with presbyopia. The surgeons at Hoopes Vision were honored to be the first in the nation to perform the KAMRA procedure. This signified the first major advance in the treatment of presbyopia in decades, one which is revolutionizing the way “after-40 vision” is treated.
The KAMRA corneal inlay is a small ring-shaped device with a hole, or aperture, in the center. At 3.8 millimeters in diameter, it is smaller than a contact lens and far thinner and lighter: the KAMRA inlay weighs about the same as a single grain of salt. It is perforated with 8,400 tiny laser-etched holes to facilitate the passage of water and nutrients between the layers of the cornea. KAMRA increases depth of focus through the pinhole aperture.
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Not valid with any other offer, discount, or procedure. Expires 12/31/2017. Call for details. Discount applies to bilateral procedures only. Offer not valid toward already purchased services. KAMRA is not for everyone. As with any surgery there is some risk. During your consultation you will learn what procedure is best for you, if another procedure may be better, or if you are not a candidate for vision correction surgery. Risks and benefits will be discussed in detail to allow you to make an educated decision.