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Common Questions About KAMRA® Inlay

Q. What is the KAMRA® Inlay treatment?

  • KAMRA® Inlay is an eye procedure that restores near vision
  • It frees one from the constant frustrations of reading glasses
  • Inlay is placed in the clear central layer at the front of the eye known as the cornea
  • Similar to a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center, like a paper hole punch reinforcement, only black to match the pupil

Q. What benefits does the KAMRA® Inlay provide?

  • Curtails the need for reading glasses
  • Restores everyday near vision for text messages, computer screens and wrist watches, without the frustration of reading glasses or contacts
  • Provides a natural range of vision from near to far without blur zones
  • Offers long-term near vision without aging changes

Q. Will my distance vision change?

  • KAMRA® Inlay restores near vision while maintaining far vision
  • Unlike monovision LASIK or contact lenses, the KAMRA® Inlay does not compromise distance vision and depth perception

Q. How long will the KAMRA® Inlay last?

  • The KAMRA® Inlay is a long-lastinig solution to presbyopia
  • The effect of the KAMRA® Inlay will remain unchanged unless your cornea changes or you develop cataracts

Q. Can the KAMRA® Inlay be removed?

  • Yes, the inlay can be surgically removed

Q. What can I expect during the procedure?

  • The KAMRA® Inlay procedure itself usually takes less than 15 minutes
  • Anesthetic drops are used to ensure one is comfortable throughout the procedure

Q. What are side effects after the KAMRA® Inlay procedure?

  • Eye may feel a little irritated or scratchy after the procedure
  • Patients may also experience some tearing and light sensitivity
  • The most common side effect is dry eye, which can occur with any corneal surgery

Q. What improvements will I notice?

  • Patients will see a gradual improvement in their near vision
  • The amount of near vision improvement varies by individual, although most patients improve an average of about three lines on a near eye chart

Q. How soon after surgery can I resume normal activities?

  • Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24 to 48 hours
  • The doctor will discuss your specific recovery process with you in detail
  • You should avoid rubbing your eye or submerging it in water after surgery

Q. Will I still need to wear reading glasses?

  • The KAMRA® Inlay is to reduce your dependency on reading glasses
  • You may still need mild magnification if you are working in dim light, performing a near task for prolonged periods of time or reading tiny print

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What Is KAMRA® Inlay?

The KAMRA® Inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the constant frustration of reading glasses. The entire KAMRA® Inlay procedure typically only take less than 20 minutes.

Howard N. Greene, MD

Dr. Greene specializes in small-incision bladeless laser cataract surgery with the LenSx® femto laser, intraocular lens implants, LASIK, PRK, glaucoma medical and surgical care, and eyelid surgery. In addition, he treats evaporative dry eye and performs LipiFlow® procedures.


Cataract Self-Evaluation

If you have less ability to focus or see clearly, if colors appear faded or dull, if you are having difficultly seeing clearly at night, or if your general vision seems cloudy or hazy, you may be a candidate for cataract surgery.

LASIK Self-Evaluation

Just a few minutes in our LASIK suite can result in years of visual freedom from glasses and contacts. Take our FREE LASIK self-evaluation test to find out if you're a candidate for this life-changing procedure.