The KAMRA inlay is a safe, proven and lasting solution to restore everyday near
The inlay measures 3.8 mm in diameter with a central opening of 1.6 mm and 5 µ (microns) thick. To give an idea of how thin the inlay truly is, the average strand of hair is 100 µ thick.
Tiny holes, 8,400 to be exact, are placed throughout the KAMRA inlay in order to help assist the natural nutrient flow to support corneal health.
The KAMRA inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Small and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores your near vision while maintaining your distance vision.
Very similar to the technique used in LASIK, a pocket is created under a very thin layer of your cornea using a laser. The inlay is then centered in your cornea.
If you are in need of distance (farsightedness) or near (hyperopia) correction, in addition to your presbyopia, there are two ways you can approach treatment with the inlay: PRKamra or Lasik with the Kamra Inlay.
With PRKamra, we are able to treat your vision needs all on the same surgical day. We will perform PRK to treat your farsightedness or nearsightedness and then place the KAMRA inlay to treat your presbyopia. Due to PRK having a slightly longer healing time than LASIK you will have to prepare to take a week off of work. However, there is the benefit of not having to return for two separate procedures.
Whereas, with Lasik and the KAMRA inlay your farsightedness or nearsightedness will be treated and then the inlay can be done several months after your Lasik procedure. Though you will have to return for two separate surgeries, the benefit of this option is the shorter healing time for Lasik. Generally, most patients are back to work the very next day.
Dr. Keil will cover your options during your consultation and recommend the best fit for you based on your personal needs and desires.
For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please refer to http://kamra.com/safety-information
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