The KAMRA inlay is an innovative device that can reduce dependence on reading glasses. In combination with the iLASIK procedure it can also be used to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness and presbyopia. The KAMRA inlay is also suitable for patients who have undergone LASIK surgery before.
The KAMRA inlay - previously known as the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay - has been in research and development for nearly a decade and it is available now in the middle east and Lebanon.
How does the KAMRA inlay work?Smaller than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay looks like a black ring and has a tiny aperture or hole in the center creating a pinhole effect. The small aperture reduces the blur when viewing near objects and increases the range of focus. KAMRA inlay has no or only a minimal effect on distance vision.
Typical course of surgery and postoperative recoveryThe KAMRA inlay is implanted under local anaesthesia with eye drops. The painless procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. The inlay is implanted in only one eye, the non-dominant eye. First, a femtosecond laser is used to create a corneal pocket. The tiny inlay is then placed into the corneal pocket and centered over the pupil.
Following the procedure, you will notice an improvement in near vision, The KAMRA inlay will especially improve vision for medium distances around 50 cm, and therefore allow you to use your laptop and handy or to read menus and price tags without reading glasses.