Especially for those with more than 40 years of age, who tend to suffer from increasing difficulty in seeing things clearly up close, KAMRA Inlay can be a solution by correcting presbyopia and greatly reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses.
Being smaller and thinner than a regular contact lens, and weighing less than a grain of salt, KAMRA Inlay presents itself as an opaque ring with an opening in the center. Made out of polyvinylidene fluoride, a biocompatible material normally used in medical implants, it has a diameter of 3.8mm, with a 1.6mm opening in the center, and a thickness of approximately 5 microns.
Its form allows it to work similarly to a camera aperture, increasing the depth of the focus, which allows the entrance of only focused light into the eye. This method provides different benefits, including:
- Freedom to enjoy day-to-day activities with much less or no need for glasses or contact lenses.
- Clarity at near and intermediate vision.
- Maintenance of distance vision.
During approximately 15 to 20 minutes, the surgical procedure for its placement consists of making a small pocket beneath the surface of the cornea with a femtosecond laser in order to place the inlay inside. Of course, this is a painless procedure due to the use of numbing drops for the eye.
After just 24 hours, the corneal tissue is healed enough to secure the inlay in place and allow normal activities. Vision improvements can already be seen after 24 to 48 hours for most people; however, optimal results can be noticed 1 to 3 months after the surgery.
Although this is a safe procedure, some mild side effects can appear without producing any serious complications. This is why it is very important to seek the help of a health professional before making any decision.