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Laser Eye Center is proud to offer the KAMRA Inlay, a revolutionary procedure that helps patients who have lost the ability to see clearly at near with age. After age 40, the natural lens inside the eye becomes less flexible, making it difficult to read things like menus, price tags, and cell phones without reaching for magnifying glasses. It is a condition called Presbyopia, and it happens to everyone at some point. The KAMRA Inlay provides a safe, long-lasting solution to this problem by restoring the patient’s full range of vision. Best of all, near visual clarity is achieved without sacrificing distance vision.

How Does the Kamra Inlay Work?

The KAMRA Inlay is a mini-disc, smaller and thinner than a contact lens, which has a pinhole in the center. Once implanted into the cornea, the pinhole allows only focused light to enter the eye. The KAMRA Inlay is only implanted in one eye, the other eye is left untouched. With both eyes working together, near vision is restored while maintaining distance functionality. Depth perception and stereo vision are also preserved.

A diagram and comparison photo of Kamra Inlay

The Kamra Inlay Procedure

The KAMRA Inlay procedure takes less than 15 minutes and is done on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return to work as early as the next day. Numbing drops are applied to the eye, and a device is used to keep the patient from blinking. The surgeon uses a femtosecond laser to create a thin flap near the surface of the eye, and the KAMRA Inlay is then positioned into the cornea. The results are immediate, but it may take up to one month for full visual adaptation. The KAMRA Inlay offers long-term performance and is a permanent procedure, but can be fully removed in the future, if necessary.