The KAMRA Inlay: What is it and how does it work?

By editor
April 30, 2018

Most of us have been asking our eye doctors for years now on ways to improve our near vision. In the past our only options were things like adding reading glasses or bifocal contact lenses. But not anymore!  Advances in technology has allowed us to free ourselves from dependence on glasses and contacts through a procedure called KAMRA Inlay.

This technology uses the pinhole effect which is very similar to the way squinting our eyes works. When we look through squinted eyes or a pinhole, it helps block out any unfocused light from entering the eyes. The KAMRA inlay has an opaque outer ring and a tiny (1.6 mm diameter) central opening. When implanted in the cornea, the inlay is positioned so its central opening is directly in front of the pupil of the eye. This safe procedure has been used all over the world for over ten years and was FDA approved in the USA in 2015.

When we combine KAMRA with Lasik, it can restore your distance, intermediate and near vision. This provides a wide range of vision that can enhance the quality of everyday life.

Since the approval from the FDA, Dr. Omar Hanuch with Cornerstone Eye Associates was the first surgeon to introduce the KAMRA Inlay into the Monroe county area and has outstanding results. Dr. Hanuch is proud to be able to help with the widely common “on and off” dilemma with reading glasses.

Want to learn more about how this works?! Check out this short educational video below by Minute Physics :

 

 

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