The Future Of Presbyopia Treatment

photo3791Determining which presbyopia treatment is best for each patient requires individual attention. In my last blog post, I discussed Monovision LASIK surgery and multifocal intraocular lenses (IOLs) as common vision correction alternatives for patients who don’t want to wear reading glasses or bifocals to correct presbyopia. However, there are also new treatments for presbyopia on the horizon.

Corneal inlays present an exciting opportunity for surgical correction of presbyopia. While the newest corneal inlays are not yet FDA approved, they are already being successfully used in some parts of the world. One such device is the KAMRA corneal inlay. This device utilizes the pinhole effect to restore the patient’s ability to see clearly at close range, and operates according to the same principles as a camera. If a camera has a very wide aperture, it will also have a very limited depth of focus. Take that aperture, make it very small, and all of a sudden you experience a much greater depth of field.

The KAMRA inlay uses the same principles behind this small aperture. A LASIK surgeon would either create a new LASIK flap or use an existing LASIK flap to implant the device. Afterward, the patient would essentially be looking through a pinhole, which in turn allows them a greater depth of focus. Our ophthalmologists at Eye Doctors of Washington are constantly evaluating new technology, and offer the best options to our patients as they become available.

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