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KAMRA Inlays: What Are They and Who Is a Candidate?

by teplick
December 29th, 2015
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When it comes to the latest in eye care and vision enhancement, patients throughout the greater Portland area know that they can turn to Teplick Laser Vision. By remaining at the forefront of technology and treatment techniques, we can better serve our patients and help them experience excellent eyesight.

It's with this in mind that we want to consider KAMRA™ inlays, a great option for treating vision loss that occurs with advanced age.

What Is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a form of age-related farsightedness that is part of growing older. The condition is caused by changes in the condition and flexibility of the natural lens of the eye.

While prescription lenses are an effective option for dealing with presbyopia, more and more people are turning to advanced eye care procedures to reduce or even eliminate dependence on prescription lenses later in life. That's where KAMRA™ inlays can be a major help.

About KAMRA™ Inlays

KAMRA™ inlays offer a simple and elegant solution for presbyopia. The inlays themselves are just small rings that are surgically placed in the front of just one eye through a small pocket in the cornea. The entire surgical procedure takes around 20 minutes, and patients are able to see great again.

How Do KAMRA™ Inlays Work?

KAMRA™ inlays work much in the same way as monovision LASIK. The inlay is placed in the patient's non-dominant eye, and it helps train the light passing through the eye. This ensures that the light is properly focused on the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye essential for proper vision.

General Candidates for KAMRA™ Inlays

Good candidates for KAMRA™ inlays are people in good overall health who experience presbyopia. They should be aware of any and all surgical risks and have realistic expectations about the nature of the procedure as well.

When Is a Good Age to Consider KAMRA™ Inlays?

KAMRA™ inlays are typically best for patients between the ages of 45 and 60, which are the years when presbyopia begins to set in, becoming more pronounced with time.

Corneal Health and Pupil Size

Ideal candidates for KAMRA™ inlays should have a healthy, properly shaped cornea in the non-dominant eye. Thin corneas or issues with corneal shape may prevent patients from receiving KAMRA™ inlays. In addition, patients should have a generally normal pupil size so the inlay can function properly.

Cataract Surgery May Affect Candidacy for KAMRA™ Inlays

In general, patients who have undergoing cataract surgery are considered poor candidates for KAMRA™ inlays. This is because the lens of the eye has been removed due to clouding, which means that new options should be considered when it comes to presbyopia.

KAMRA™ Inlays vs. Monovision LASIK

The results of KAMRA™ inlays are quite comparable to monovision LASIK since they work on similar principles. During the consultation process, we will go over the advantages and disadvantages of each procedure so you can pick which one might be most ideal for your eye care needs.

Contact Teplick Laser Vision

For more information about the KAMRA™ inlay and how it can help you achieve much better vision, be sure to contact our team of eye care specialists today. The team at Teplick Laser Vision looks forward to your visit and helping you achieve excellent eyesight no matter your age.

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