Common Questions About KAMRA® Inlay
- 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