Common Questions About the KAMRA™ Inlay
How does the KAMRA inlay work?
The design of the KAMRA inlay – a circular disk with a tiny opening in the center – allows focused light to enter the eye. When placed within the first few layers of the cornea in your non-dominant eye, you can restore near vision while also maintaining distance vision in your dominant eye. The eyes work together to provide a full range of vision. You won’t feel the inlay in your eye (it’s smaller and thinner than a contact lens) and it will be virtually invisible to other people, but you will certainly notice the results.
Is the KAMRA inlay permanent?
The inlay is permanent in the fact that you do not remove it like a contact lens. However, the inlay can be removed at a later time if you do not like your vision results.
Does the KAMRA inlay surgery hurt?
Most patients do not describe the KAMRA inlay surgery as painful. Prior to surgery your eyes are numbed with eye drops to make the procedure more comfortable. You will probably feel a sensation of pressure during the laser portion of the process. The entire process only takes about 20 minutes.
How long will I have to be out of work for KAMRA inlay recovery?
Every patient will heal at their own rate, but most patients are able to return to normal activities, including non-strenuous work, within 24-48 hours after surgery. You may experience some visual disturbances as your vision stabilizes; these are usually temporary.
When will I be able to read without reading glasses?
Again, every patient is unique: some patients will have vision improvement within a day or two. For others, it may take several months for vision to completely stabilize. Ultimately, most patients are able to read restaurant menus, medicine bottles, text messages and more without reading glasses. It should be noted that the KAMRA inlay does not guarantee you will not need reading glasses after the procedure. No surgical outcomes can be guaranteed for any type of surgery.
What are possible side effects of the KAMRA inlay?
As with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications with the KAMRA inlay. Your Wichita KAMRA inlay doctor will discuss these in depth during your free consultation. Often these are temporary, but you should contact Dr. Patel if you experience any of these symptoms:
- Dry eye
- Double vision
- Vision fluctuations
- Contrast sensitivity
- Color disturbances
- Eye irritation and discomfort
How can I find out if the KAMRA inlay is right for me?
The only way to find out if your eyes are right for the KAMRA inlay is by scheduling a free consultation with us. Our experienced team will assess your eye health and vision characteristics to find out if you are a suitable candidate.
If you have additional questions about the KAMRA inlay in Wichita, contact us today to schedule a free consultation to learn more about this amazing procedure.