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Discover the KAMRA Inlay

Enjoy Life without Depending on Reading Glasses

The KAMRA inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses. It is ideal for active people looking to no longer depend on reading glasses or contact lenses for their everyday activities. The KAMRA inlay:

  • Restores everyday vision so you can see text messages, a computer screen and the time on your wristwatch, without the frustration of reading glasses
  • Provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones
  • Offers a long-term solution that will help you enjoy clear near vision over time

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How the KAMRA Inlay Works

The KAMRA inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening – or pinhole – in the center. This pinhole allows only focused light to enter your eye. The KAMRA inlay is placed in only one of your eyes, allowing you to see up close while maintaining your distance vision in both eyes. Your non-KAMRA eye is left untouched. Working together, the eyes allow you to see near to far. This is unlike monovision laser vision correction, which corrects one eye for near and one eye for distance and does not last over time.

KAMRA Inlay Example

KAMRA Inlay vs. Contact Lens

What to Expect – The Procedure

From start to finish, the KAMRA® inlay procedure will typically take less than 20 minutes. Numbing drops are used to ensure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. You may feel slight pressure while the doctor uses a laser to create a small opening in the first few layers of your eye, known as the cornea. However, it only lasts a few seconds. The inlay is then placed within the opening. Once the numbing drops wear off, your eyes may feel irritated or scratchy and you may also experience excessive tearing or light sensitivity. This is normal. Your doctor will provide medications to help you manage these symptoms.

You will not be able to drive home following the procedure so make arrangements beforehand for a ride. You should not drive until your doctor tells you that this is okay.

What to Expect – Recovery

As with any eye surgery, healing is a process. Adhering to your doctor’s recovery instructions will accelerate your progress. It is important to remember that the amount and pace of near vision improvement vary by individual. While some patients see an improvement within the first week to a month, others may require additional time to heal. Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24-48 hours.

To enhance your recovery and near vision improvement, you should:

  1. Avoid using your reading glasses
  2. Take your medications as prescribed by your doctor, including artificial tears
  3. Keep your follow-up appointments with your doctor

It is typical to experience some fluctuations in your vision in the first three to six months after surgery. This is often a sign of dry eye or your brain adapting to the new vision. These will likely stabilize. The key to success is to be patient with the recovery process and diligent in following your doctor’s instructions.

Keep in mind that some KAMRA patients may still require reading glasses for activities such as reading tiny print or reading in low light. In addition, if the inlay is not centered properly or if the effects are not ideal, your doctor can safely remove the KAMRA inlay.

Download your copy of the KAMRA Recovery Guide here.

For Important Safety Information, including surgical risks, indications, and considerations and contraindications for use, please refer to https://kamra.com/safety-information/.

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11606 Nicholas St.
Omaha NE 68154
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755 Fallbrook Blvd. Suite 205
Lincoln, NE 68521
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