Kamra – Presbyopia Treatment
Dr. Danny Lee is please to be among the first in the country to offer a new technology to correct presbyopia! If you are in your 40s or 50s and have begun to reach for reading glasses to see clearly items close to you, this new procedure may eliminate your need for readers! Learn more.
Is your near vision changing?
As we age, so do the lenses in our eyes, and because of this we begin to experience the frustrating effects of blurry near vision. Activities such as reading books, surfing the internet or doing the daily crossword become a struggle, putting a strain on our eyes.
As a result, many adults depend heavily on reading glasses or contact lenses to see up close and navigate daily activities. This natural loss of reading vision is called presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-ah), and it eventually affects all of us, even if we have never needed vision correction before.
What Causes Presbyopia?
The eye’s natural lens is normally elastic and flexible; it works like a camera lens to adjust and focus our vision, allowing us to automatically switch our gaze from something near to something far away. Over time, the lens in your eye begins to stiffen, making it more difficult to bend correctly in order to bring close objects into clear focus. To compensate, you end up moving objects further away to help your eye to focus.
Presbyopia continues to progress over time. Someone who is 45 may only notice it when trying to read tiny print in low light, however, once they are 50 they may need to use reading glasses many times throughout the day.
The KAMRA inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision, resulting in freedom from reading glasses and visual strain. The KAMRA inlay sits is placed in the cornea of the eye. The KAMRA inlay itself is 3.8mm in diameter with a 1.6mm central opening. The inlay is a film-like ring that rests on the cornea while the central opening enables light to move directly from the front of the eye to the back of the eye. Using laser technology, the inlay is gently placed under the surface of your cornea. The KAMRA inlay is implanted only in the non-dominant eye, so the distance vision of the patient’s dominant eye is completely unaffected. The distance vision for the non-dominant eye is minimally affected and remains as it was prior to the procedure. The procedure takes less than 15 minutes and can be performed in the eye surgeon’s office. The eye heals quickly without the need for stitches.