KAMRA - LASIK for Reading
The KAMRA inlay and the KAMRA – LASIK for Reading procedure from FOCUS is a genuine medical breakthrough. For years FOCUS have pioneered the treatment of presbyopia (The age related loss of near vision) and the KAMRA inlay finally provides a long term solution to an issue that affects us all as we move into our 40s and 50s.
The KAMRA inlay is a minute inlay that is implanted in the cornea. It is often combined with LASIK to provide a solution to near vision loss. Patients are able to quickly benefit from their new clear vision – often within minutes following treatment.
If you need glasses to be able to read then you already know about the debilitating effects of presbyopia, the age-related loss of new vision. The word “presbyopia” comes from Greek and literally means “old eyes”. This less than flattering but accurate term describes the most common visual disability in the world, affecting 1.5 billion people.
Presbyopia appears to come on quite quickly, and people describing able to read one week but not the next. So quite quick you can find yourself moving from managing perfectly well to being fully dependent on reading glasses.
What are the effects of presbyopia? The problems arise usually during the 40s with people having to hold text or object further away to be able to see them clearly. People will prefer a bright light to be able to read. Eventually as symptoms progress the arms will simply not be long enough and magnifying glasses must be worn for simple activities such as reading a newspaper, seeing a number of text message on a mobile phone, reading the label while shopping or deciding what to eat from a menu.