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Frustrated with Your Reading Glasses?

Restore Your Everyday Reading Vision with KAMRA™

What is presbyopia ?

A young person’s eye is able to focus light from both far and near objects to create a clear image at all distances. With increasing age, the eye’s natural lens is too stiff to focus up close. As a result, words and other near objects are blurry. The term for this loss of near vision is presbyopia. Most of us will experience this visual condition by the time we are around the age of 40.

Using a pair of reading glasses is a quick way to improve near vision. While “readers” will help you read a book or dial a telephone number, they will not help you see far objects. Some find putting glasses on to see near and off to see far inconvenient.

KAMRA™ is an innovative and revolutionary surgical treatment that may be able to help reduce your dependence on reading glasses !

About the KAMRA™ corneal inlay

About 1/3 the diameter of a contact lens and 5 microns (5/1000 mm) thin, the KAMRA™ corneal inlay looks like a black ring. There is a tiny aperture or hole in the center of the inlay. It is made of a biocompatible polymer material and is a CE Mark approved device.

The KAMRA corneal inlay

How KAMRA™ works

KAMRA™ creates a pinhole effect just like a camera lens uses a smaller aperture to increase the range of focus (depth of field). The small aperture created by KAMRA™ reduces the blur when viewing near objects thus improving the near vision with minimal effect on distance vision.

The KAMRA inlay compared to a soft contact lens

The KAMRA™ procedure

KAMRA™ is implanted in only one eye in a 15 minute day surgery procedure under topical anaesthesia. A corneal flap is created with a femtosecond laser, just like in a LASIK surgery. The KAMRA™ corneal inlay is placed on the cornea and centered over the pupil. The corneal flap is then replaced without the need for stitches. It is a painless, safe and effective procedure.

What to expect from KAMRA™

KAMRA™ reduces your dependence on reading glasses but may not eliminate the need for them. You may still need glasses for reading very small print or in dim light. The amount of time it takes to see an improvement in near vision varies. Some see better in a few days. For others, it takes several months. Limiting your use of reading glasses may help you see results faster.

Who may benefit from KAMRA™ ?

  • Presbyopic persons dependent on reading glasses.
  • Above the age of 40.
  • Good distance vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses.
  • Persons who have myopia, astigmatism or hyperopia, in addition to presbyopia, may be considered after a comprehensive evaluation.
  • Good general and eye health with no pre-existing conditions like cataract or glaucoma.
  • Persons who had cataract surgery with an intraocular lens implant can be considered.
  • Persons who had LASIK surgery are not currently eligible to have the KAMRA™ procedure until further studies validate the safety and efficacy of the procedure in this group.

For more information on KAMRA™,
call us at (65) 6378-2000 or email enquiries@eyeretinasureons.com

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