Rediscover The Little Things By Choosing KAMRA

Rediscover The Little Things By Choosing KAMRA

Presbyopia is an age-related disease that causes problems with near vision and is the result of poor elasticity in the eye. Those who are in middle or old age suffer from presbyopia. It is an age-related disease and one of the many discomforts of aging. Even those who have never dealt with vision problems in the past can develop this vision problem later in life. While presbyopia can be easily addressed with reading glasses, it can be annoying for people who have never worn glasses or contacts to suddenly need them to perform everyday tasks like reading the newspaper or checking their watch.

Presbyopia can even affect people who already have vision problems. Some people who wear glasses for distance vision may suddenly find it difficult to read a text or skim a menu, even while wearing glasses or contacts.

For both kinds of presbyopia sufferers, KAMRA inlays may be a convenient solution.

Farsightedness vs. Presbyopia: What’s the Difference?

Farsightedness (hyperopia) may sound like the same thing as presbyopia, since both refer to difficulty with near vision, but in reality they are two distinct vision problems. If you are having difficulty seeing objects close up, like a book or a TV screen, it will take a little bit of investigation to determine whether you have presbyopia or hyperopia.

The best indicator? Your age. If you have had terrific vision for most of your life, but you are now noticing some issues after the age of 40, you most likely have presbyopia. While presbyopia is caused by loss of elasticity in the natural lens of the eye, hyperopia is caused by difficulty focusing light in the eye and is usually hereditary.

KAMRA: The Other LASIK

When people think of laser eye surgery they often think of LASIK. LASIK is perhaps the most popular laser eye surgery out there. LASIK can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. KAMRA inlays were designed to address presbyopia and are a possible alternative to reading glasses.

The KAMRA inlay is much smaller than a contact lens and sits in the cornea. Using a pinhole effect, it focuses incoming light and restores near vision while leaving distance vision unaffected. KAMRA is a routine procedure and patients who schedule their surgery at Katzen Eye Group in Lutherville, Baltimore, or Rosedale will be in and out of the facility that same day and able return to their normal routine within 24 – 48 hours.

KAMRA inlays are a long term solutions to your presbyopia, which means so long as there are no significant changes to your eyes, such as the development of cataracts, you do not need to come in for a KAMRA inlay change or replacement.

Patients who stop by for a consultation can discuss the KAMRA treatment in detail with a Katzen eye care professional. The side effects are similar to those experienced after LASIK, which lessen over time. A Katzen Eye Group specialist would be happy to walk you through the steps involved in the KAMRA inlay procedure. Call us today at (410) 821-9490 or request an appointment online. We look forward to hearing from you!


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