KAMRA with LASIK
Combining LASIK with the KAMRA™ Inlay
For patients who are farsighted and have presbyopia (the need for reading glasses), it is possible to combine two vision procedures to achieve your best vision results. Dr. Reena Patel may recommend that you have LASIK vision correction and the KAMRA inlay procedure to correct two vision problems at the same time.
Why 2 Procedures are Necessary
Farsightedness and presbyopia are two different vision conditions:
- Farsightedness (hyperopia) is a refractive error. This means that the natural curve of your cornea or lens does not bend (refract) light properly so light entering the eye lands behind the retina (the back of the eye). This causes near objects to appear blurry.
- Presbyopia is an age-related vision condition that happens to most people over age 40. It occurs when the eye lenses become less flexible over time so it becomes harder to focus on up close objects. Presbyopia can happen to anyone – even if you’ve had perfect vision your entire life.
How LASIK and the KAMRA Inlay Work Together
In order to correct both vision conditions, Dr. Patel will perform a different procedure on each eye:
- LASIK will be performed on the dominant eye to correct the refractive error by slightly reshaping the cornea with a laser. The goal is to correct the corneal shape so light lands directly on the retina.
- The KAMRA inlay will be placed in your non-dominant eye to provide clear up-close vision. The inlay does not alter the lens but rather controls how light enters the eye.
If you have had difficulty seeing up close your entire life and your near vision is becoming worse, contact us today to find out if LASIK and the KAMRA inlay in Wichita is right for your eyes.