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Enjoy life without depending on reading glasses

In our 40s and 50s the natural lens in our eye begins to lose flexibility and is no longer able to adjust and focus on near objects. We begin to notice difficulty reading up close. This condition is called presbyopia and it affects everyone.

Up until now we dealt with presbyopia with reading glasses, bifocals or contacts. Today we have the KAMRA Inlay, a procedure that restores everyday vision so patients who are presbyopic can now read a newspaper, text message or computer screen without glasses or contacts.

The KAMRA Inlay is a mini ring which is smaller and thinner than a contact lens and has an opening in the center. The inlay is placed in the cornea of one eye.The opening or pinhole in the center of the inlay allows only focused light to enter your eye thus allowing you to see up close without affecting your distance vision.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the KAMRA Inlay?
The KAMRA Inlay is a mini ring with an opening in the center that when placed in the cornea of the non-dominant eye restores close up vision.

How does the KAMRA Inlay work?
The pinhole in the center of the inlay allows only focused light into the eye thus restoring close vision while maintaining distance vision.

Who is a good candidate?
The KAMRA Inlay is intended for people who want to decrease their dependence on reading glasses. Individuals will need a thorough exam by Dr. Balin to determine if they are a good candidate for the procedure.

How is the procedure performed?
It takes about 20 minutes to perform the procedure. Your eye will be numbed so that you do not feel anything except a slight pressure sensation. Dr. Balin will create a small pocket using a femtosecond laser. The inlay is placed in the pocket and centered over the pupil.

What is the healing time?
Your eye may feel irritated, light sensitive and watery following the procedure. You will be given medication to help with any discomfort. You can go back to most normal activities within 24-48 hours. Some people notice immediate improved near vision while others will notice a more gradual improvement in near vision.

Can you feel or see the implant in the eye?
The inlay is placed within the cornea of the eye so you cannot feel it and for most patients you cannot see it.

What are the risks?
As with any medical procedure there are risks. Some of the risks associated with the KAMRA Inlay include dry eye, glare, halos and some night disturbances. These side effects can usually be treated and usually resolve over time.

What are the benefits of the Inlay?
The KAMRA Inlay provides a natural range of vision from near to far. It allows patients the freedom to once again read things up close like a phone text, recipe, newspaper and computer screen without reaching for a pair of reading glasses. Unlike monovision, the inlay restores near vision without affecting distance vision. The inlay is also designed to be a long term solution to presbyopia.

Can the KAMRA Inlay be removed if I don’t like it?
Yes. The Inlay can be removed.

What is the Inlay made of?
The KAMRA Inlay is made from a material that is used in many medical implants. It is called polyvinylidene difluoride.

For more information or to schedule a free KAMRA Inlay screening please contact the Balin Eye & Laser Center at 800-436-EYES(3937) or 413-584-6666.

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