Understanding Presbyopia (Near Vision Loss)
Due to the aging process everyone suffers from Presbyopia. What is Presbyopia? As a person matures into their forties their lens looses it’s ability to accommodate or change it’s shape to focus on up-close items. To explain it simpler Presbyopia can be compared to a camera. When anyone takes a picture the lens in the camera will automatically focus on the object creating a clear crisp picture. If the lens in the camera breaks or stops working properly the picture would be fuzzy and blurry. This is what happens to a person’s near vision when they are suffering from Presbyopia their lens no longer accommodates forcing them to wear reading glasses or contact lenses.
The Utah Eye Centers is excited to announce a brand new way to “Bring your life into Focus” with the FDA approved Kamra Inlay technology. The Kamra Inlay is designed to give a pin hole effect which aids the lens in focusing the light, giving a clear range of vision from far to near with both eyes.
The Kamra inlay is a 3.8mm black film-like ring with a 1.6 mm opening in the center which is smaller and thinner than the average contact at 8.5mm. On average it takes our nationally ranked surgeons about 20 minutes to complete the procedure and insert the Kamra Inlay in the patients non dominant eye. The inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the Cornea. Once the procedure is finished the inlay and the untouched eye will provide the patient with near and distance vision.
Just like any other surgery the recovery is a continual healing process. Within the first 48 hours following the procedure it is common to experience some sensitivity to light as well as some irritation and watery eyes. The majority of our patients can return to their regular day to day activities and work within 24 to 48 hours after the surgery. Because every eye is different the healing process varies but by the end of the first week many people begin to notice an improvement in their near vision. To aid in the healing process we ask our patients to avoid using reading glasses, follow the surgeon’s instructions with medications and keep their follow-up appointments with their doctor.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and say goodbye to reading glasses. 801-476-0494