What Is KAMRA™ Inlay?

Over the age of 40, many people find themselves gradually losing the ability to focus on near objects. Until recently, reading glasses were the best method of treatment. Now, Katzen Eye Group offers the KAMRA™ Inlay treatment, an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the frustrations of reading glasses.

The KAMRA™ Inlay sits within the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay uses a pinhole effect to focus the light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision without blurry zones.

Is KAMRA™ Inlay Right For Me?

If you answer “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for KAMRA™ Inlay. Schedule a consultation
  • Are you having trouble with near vision?
  • Are you having difficulty reading?
  • Do you need more light while reading?

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the KAMRA™ Inlay treatment?
The KAMRA™ inlay treatment is an eye procedure that restores near vision and frees you from the constant frustrations of reading glasses.
How does the KAMRA™ inlay restore my near vision?
The KAMRA™ Inlay sits within the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea, in front of the pupil. Smaller and thinner then a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center to allow light rays in. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses the light coming into the eye. This restores near vision while maintaining your distance vision.
What are the benefits of KAMRA™ Inlay?
KAMRA™ Inlay provides a natural range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones. It also offers long-lasting visual performance to help you enjoy clear near vision over time.
Is the procedure painful?
Drops are given to numb the eye, so most patients report that KAMRA™ inlay is a painless procedure. However, some patients do experience minor discomfort from the pressure sensation felt during the creation of the pocket.
What are the side effects after the KAMRA™ Inlay
Your eye care provider will thoroughly discuss all of the potential side effects with you when you come in for a free consultation, but the most common side effects include:
  • Dry eye
  • Glare
  • Halos and night vision disturbances.
These are the same conditions you would experience with LASIK or PRK. Over time, these conditions are expected to resolve or lessen.
How soon after the surgery can I resume normal activities?
Most patients resume normal activities and return to work within 24-48 hours. Your doctor will discuss your specific recovery process with you in more detail.
How else can I know if this procedure is right for me?
The best way to find out if you would benefit from the KAMRA™ inlay is to attend our free consultation. The consultations are about 90 minutes long with a dilated eye exam to make sure no health issues would get in the way of moving forward with the procedure. We ask if you are wearing contacts to discontinue wearing those 3 days prior to your consultation. To set up your consultation today, please call 443-632-2816.
How long does the initial consultation take?
About 2 hours, including the diagnostic procedures.
Is the surgery done at all of your locations?
The surgery is only done at our Lutherville location.
Will my insurance cover the KAMRA™ inlay?
KAMRA™ is considered an elective procedure so vision or medical insurance companies will not cover KAMRA™ at all.
Do you offer any type of financing?
We offer 12, 18, and 24 month financing plans with no interest through Care Credit. More information, as well as an application, can be found online at www.carecredit.com.

What's It Like To Have KAMRA Inlay


Schedule A Consultation

At a time that’s convenient for you, a Katzen doctor will meet with you to discuss the changes in your vision and help you understand available options. The consultation and diagnostic testing are free, and certainly does not obligate you to any future service. We are able to determine if you are a candidate for KAMRA™ Inlay. You will have an opportunity to schedule your procedure at this appointment.


Arrive At The Katzen Office For KAMRA™ Inlay

After being greeted by the staff, you are met by the doctor who will be performing your KAMRA Inlay procedure.


Travel Home For Recovery

After surgery, you must have a friend or family member provide your transportation home. You may experience improved vision right away, but we recommend not reading, driving, or using a computer for the rest of the day. After a good night’s sleep you can return to work the next day.


Come Back The Next Day For A Post-Op Checkup

It is important that you meet with your doctor the day after your KAMRA™ Inlay procedure. We will confirm that your eyes are healthy and clear you for normal activity.