Will I feel pain during the procedure?
Your surgeon will apply numbing drops to your eye before the procedure. You may feel a slight pressure, but patients have reported that the procedure is virtually pain-free.
Can I see during the procedure?
You will be awake during the procedure, but your eye will be numb and your doctor can provide you with medication to help you feel more comfortable.
How long is the recovery process?
As with any eye surgery, healing is a process. Adhering to your doctor’s recovery instructions will accelerate your progress. Most people are able to resume their normal activities, including returning to work, within 24 to 48 hours after the surgery.
Are the results from the Corneal Inlay permanent?
Yes, the effects of the Corneal Inlay will not wear off over time.
I’ve had LASIK in the past. Can I still get the Corneal Inlay Procedure?
Yes, having LASIK in the past does not affect your eligibility for the Corneal Inlay Procedure.
Can I still develop cataracts if I have a Corneal Inlay?
Because the Corneal Inlay is inserted into your eye and does not replace the lens, it is possible that you may still develop cataracts. The two vision issues are unrelated, so one will not affect the other.
Will the Corneal Inlay change my eye color?
No, it will not. The Corneal Inlay will not cause any visible physical changes to your eye.
Will my insurance cover the Corneal Inlay Procedure?
Because the procedure is considered by most insurance companies to be an elective surgery, they most likely will not cover the procedure. Our staff, however, is more than happy to review your employer’s insurance policy to double check. We also offer interest-free financing options to help make the procedure more affordable for everyone. Learn More
Can the Corneal Inlay be removed?
Yes, if the inlay is not centered properly or if the effects are not ideal, your doctor can safely remove the inlay.
Are there risks involved?
As with any procedure, there is some risk involved. Most side effects are minor and resolve on their own. It is best to discuss your concerns with your surgeon during the initial consultation to determine if the benefits outweigh your risk.