What Is KAMRA Inlay?
DR. Jean Keamy Talks Kamra Inlay
HOW DOES KAMRA INLAY WORKS
The 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 in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay allows only focused light to enter your eye. The KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes while your non-KAMRA eye is left untouched. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision.
KAMRA INLAY BENEFITS
- Restores Everyday vision
- Provides a natural range of vision from near to far
- Long-term performance clear near vision over time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Quick outpatient procedure – No stitches
Get back to everyday activities in a day or two (Recovery time varies).
Magnification may be needed for tiny print or reading in low light.
COMPLICATIONS AND RISK OF THE KAMRA INLAY TREATMENT
- The KAMRA inlay procedure may not eliminate the need for reading glasses.
- The KAMRA inlay procedure may cause blurred vision, difficulties with contrast sensitivity, problems with night vision, double vision, ghost images, glare, halos, and color disturbances. Your eye may also feel pain, dryness, burning, discomfort and look red.
- Other risks you may experience include infection, swelling, thinning, or inflammation of the cornea, and changes in your vision.
- The KAMRA inlay CAN be removed. During the clinical study, after removal of the inlay, vision generally returned to the level the patient had prior to the implantation with the KAMRA inlay. However, this does not guarantee that your vision will return to exactly what it was before surgery or that your eye will not have permanent damage.
BEFORE CONSIDERING THE KAMRA INLAY PROCEDURE
You should have a complete eye examination and ask your eye doctor if the KAMRA inlay is the right option for you.