Kamra Inlay in Brooklyn, NY
Presbyopia is a condition that causes vision to deteriorate in middle and old age. It is very common for people in their 40s and 50s to notice a steady decline in near vision and require reading glasses to bring close objects into focus. Dr. Samer Khosrof of Leading Lasik offers presbyopia correction with the placement of the Kamra inlay. This inlay is placed directly in the cornea to restore near vision long-term.
Understanding How the Kamra Inlay Works
A healthy lens is flexible and elastic; it adjusts to bring close objects into focus. But the aging process robs the lens of its elasticity, so it is no longer able to bend as usual. This is what causes presbyopia and the need for reading glasses. Sadly, presbyopia only gets worse with time and there is no natural way to improve it.
The Kamra inlay is small — smaller than a contact lens — and placed right in the cornea (the clear surface of the eye). It consists of an outer ring and miniscule hole in the center. This design creates a pinhole effect, allowing only focused light into the eye. Usually the Kamra is placed in the non-dominant eye, and the other eye is left untreated. Together, the eyes coordinate to focus on objects near, far and all distances in between.
Candidates for the Kamra Inlay
The Kamra inlay may be right for you if you:
- Are unable to read a menu, newspaper or text on your phone without wearing glasses
- Dislike your dependency on glasses
- Are between the ages of 40 and 60
The best way to determine whether you could benefit from the Kamra inlay is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosrof. He can discuss your personal vision needs and treatment goals and, if necessary, suggest alternatives to the Kamra inlay.
The Kamra Placement Procedure
The Kamra inlay can be placed in less than 30 minutes. Prior to treatment, the eyes are numbed with special drops to prevent any discomfort or pain.
Dr. Khosrof uses a laser to create a tiny opening in the cornea to access the stroma, or the middle of the cornea. He carefully inserts the inlay through the opening and positions it over the pupil. After the procedure, the opening closes on its own without any stitches.
It is normal for the eyes to feel slightly scratchy or irritated after the procedure, but the side effect are only temporary and can be controlled with special medication. Most patients normally resume work, exercise and their regular daily routine within one to two days. Visual improvement can be noted within the first week to a month.
If there is a rare complication, the Kamra inlay can be removed and vision will return to its original state.
Learn More about the Kamra Inlay
If you are experiencing the effects of presbyopia and interested in a long-term solution, contact Leading Lasik to inquire about the Kamra inlay. You can call 718-630-1070 to speak with a member of our team.
Please fill our appointment form, and one of our team members will contact you to schedule an appointment time.
We offer our patients the latest, most effective and virtually painless procedure with rapid results for your eye care needs .