The Kamra Inlay Design is primarily geared to treat patients whose near vision capabilities have decreased over time. Also known as presbyopia, the condition itself is very common and has often been rectified via prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. More recently, however, a newer technological breakthrough has enabled ophthalmologists to correct this condition with the Kamra Inlay Design, which is both intricate and highly effective. A more natural range of visual acuity can be achieved, as the procedure has proven to be safe and longer lasting than any other optical corrective solution of its kind.
The inlay itself is smaller than a contact lens and is inserted into the non-dominant eye only. The treated eye will then be able to see up close and maintain mid-range vision as well, while the dominant eye will be adjusted for greater distance vision. With both eyes working in unison, the results of this procedure have been documented as quite impressive. Comparable to a film-like ring with a small opening at the center, an aperture is created, which is a tiny hole or opening thru which light travels. Only focused light is allowed to travel through the specialty lens, thus increasing focus and depth perception. Being able to see clearly up close, at median range, and/or longer distances is also attainable after having the Kamra Inlay Design procedure performed. One of the reasons why this procedure is extremely effective has to do with the outer ring, which contains 8400 microscopic openings. As a result, more oxygen, enzymes and other nutrients are able to travel freely through the corneal area; increased oxygenation is a very important part of sustained eye health in general, which is why this procedure works very well in a majority of patients. Because the inlay is an actual implant, patients will not be able to feel it while blinking or otherwise, as opposed to contact lenses that can cause problems due to excess friction. Prime candidates for the Kamra Inlay Design are usually between the ages of 40 and 60, and some restrictions may apply. Those who’ve undergone cataract surgery may not be eligible, yet consulting with an eye specialist and/or having a complete eye examination is strongly recommended. In some cases, the cornea may be too thin in order to have the Kamra Inlay surgery executed effectively.
During the first three to six months following the surgery, side effects may include blurred vision, seeing halos, experiencing glare, and dryness or burning in the eye. Corneal swelling has also been known to occur, as well as mild to moderate pain. It’s also important to adhere to doctor recommended follow-ups in order to avoid any possible complications.