What is the KAMRA® Inlay Procedure?
The KAMRA® Inlay treatment is an eye procedure that can help restore near vision and could free you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. The KAMRA® Inlay is ideal for active people looking to no longer depend on reading glasses or contact lenses for their everyday activities.
Benefits of the KAMRA® Inlay include:
- Could restore everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen and the time on your wrist watch, without the constant frustrations of reading glasses or contact lenses.
- Provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones.
- Offers long-term performance to help you enjoy clear near vision over time.
How Does the KAMRA® Inlay Work?
The KAMRA® inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea.
Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye.
The KAMRA® inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close, while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes. Your non-KAMRA® eye is left untouched. Working together, the eyes allow you to see near to far.
How does the KAMRA® Inlay restore near vision?
The KAMRA® inlay is placed in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. The actual inlay is 1/3 the size of a contact lens and 1/4 the thickness of a human hair; a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision.
The cornea protects the inlay from moving so you don’t feel the inlay and, if necessary, can be surgically removed. This allows you to see close-up with the inlay and distance with the other eye. The KAMRA® inlay is comprised of proven biocompatible material frequently used in a wide variety of eye and other medical implants and has thousands of tiny holes that allows the eye to receive nourishment.
What Can I Expect During My KAMRA® Inlay Procedure?
Thinking about getting the KAMRA® Inlay but want to know more about the process? Read the steps below to understand what to expect.
From start to finish, the KAMRA® inlay procedure will typically take less than 20 minutes.
You may feel slight pressure while the doctor uses a laser to create a small opening in the first few layers of your eye, known as the cornea. However, it only lasts a few seconds.
Impaired Vision After Procedure
You will not be able to drive home following the procedure so make arrangements beforehand for a ride. You should not drive until your doctor tells you that this is okay.
While some patients see an improvement within the first week to a month, others way require additional time to heal. Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24-48 hours.