Corneal Inlay Procedure
Are you having trouble seeing up close as well as you used to? Are you always searching for your reading glasses – all 10 pairs of them? This near vision loss has a scientific name – presbyopia – but it is most commonly referred to as “Over-40 Vision” or Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome, great descriptors for a not-so-great condition. It is caused by the weakening of the lens and is a natural part of the aging process. This weakened lens can no longer focus on near objects. Traditionally, the only option to “treat” this condition was reading glasses.
But reading glasses can really get in the way of your daily activities. Would you like a possible simpler solution? The Corneal Inlay Procedure! The Corneal Inlay Procedure is specifically designed to treat presbyopia in patients who have, in most cases, had “perfect” vision until they reached the age of 40. This unique procedure involves much of the same laser technology that we use for LASIK and is completely blade-free. Unlike LASIK, however, it is only performed on one eye. The procedure has been wildly successful across the globe in restoring clear reading vision while maintaining distance vision to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.
There are currently two FDA-approved inlay technologies – KAMRA and Raindrop – and at KE Eye Centers of Texas, we offer both to our presbyopia patients. Which inlay technology your surgeon will recommend is dependent on a number of factors – prescription, corneal shape, eye health, lifestyle and more. He or she will determine which is best for you at your free consultation. See below for more details on each.
Our goal at KE Eye Centers of Texas is to provide you with optimal visual results. In order to recommend the most effective procedure, we offer a complimentary Corneal Inlay Consultation where you will undergo various tests to determine your candidacy for the procedure and which inlay will offer you the best results.