Cornea Specialist on KAMRA Inlay to Help Near Vision & Reduce or Eliminate the Need for Reading Glasses

Top Quote "Given the substantial U.S. population that requires help with near vision, reading glasses or is seeking a way to overcome the hassle and lifestyle compromises of presbyopia, it is quite promising that the recent FDA approval of the KAMRA™ Inlay might offer an option for many patients," commented Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon Joel Confino, M.D. of The Eye Care & Surgery Center. End Quote
  • Bergen-Passaic, NJ (1888PressRelease) April 21, 2015 - The global data on presbyopia suggests that the number of people with near vision problems worldwide is rising at a staggering rate, and is expected to reach 2.3 billion by the year 2020. In the U.S. alone, some 40+% of the population or more than 140 million people will suffer from presbyopia and have near vision problems by 2020. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and can make reading and performing close-up work difficult. "Very often I am seeing a patient in their mid-40's who are having their first eye exam because they have lost the ability to read and they absolutely hate it. They are looking for solutions other than reading glasses." noted Dr. Confino. "We have almost continuous discussions about options for near vision correction, including if LASIK is possible, whether multifocal lens implants might be appropriate, and even the option of multifocal contact lenses and progressive eyeglass lenses. Most baby boomers seem to want to decrease their dependence on eyeglasses or contacts-so having a novel high tech approach such as KAMRA™ will be a welcome addition," explained Dr. Confino.

    The KAMRA™ Inlay is an opaque, ring-shaped device intended for patients 45 to 60 years of age who have diminished or no ability to focus clearly on near objects or small print and require reading glasses. The inlay is not intended for patients that have already had cataract surgery. The mechanism works by blocking peripheral light rays while allowing central light rays to pass through a small opening in the center of the inlay, making near objects and small print clearer.

    "In most of the other cornea, cataract and LASIK procedures I perform for patients, lasers of various types give me the ability to do gentle, precise and reproducible surgery. This will be the same with KAMRA™ as I will be able to use a laser to create a pocket in the cornea of one eye and implant the tiny inlay in that pocket," said Dr. Confino. "This should give my patients improved near vision in the eye with the implant, while not affecting the distance vision of the two eyes working together."

    To learn more about the KAMRA™ Inlay for near vision correction instead of reading glasses or any refractive surgery including Bladeless LASIK or Lens Implants at The Eye Care & Surgery Center you may visit,, Google+ or follow our eye care blog.

    For additional information, contact:
    Jerette Lerner, The Eye Care & Surgery Center, 592 Springfield Avenue, Westfield, New Jersey 07090, jllerner ( @ ) newjerseyvision dot com, (P) 908-789-8999

    SOURCE: Medical Management Services Group, L.L.C.

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