The Kamra corneal inlay is an option for people who want freedom from reading glasses or bifocals. It is used to correct presbyopia, the vision loss that comes with age and makes it progressively more difficult to read and do close work. Kamra is designed for people who have good distance vision, and didn’t need glasses before developing presbyopia. It is normally implanted in just one eye, so that the vision in your dominant eye is not affected.
Kamra Surgery Risks
Although the risks are low, like all types of eye surgery, Kamra surgery comes with some risks including:
- Contrast sensitivity
- The ability to see the implant
- Blurry vision
- Dry eye
- Complications with the cornea
- Increased eye pressure
The likelihood of developing complications from Kamra surgery is low and in many cases any problems can be corrected without the need to remove the implant.
Minimizing Your Risks
The best way to minimize your risk of complications from Kamra surgery is through open dialogue with your ophthalmologist. Talk to your eye doctor about any history of eye disease and any issues involving your overall health. You should not have Kamra surgery if you have an active eye infection, certain eye conditions or certain health conditions. Certain medications can increase your risk of complications.
Most importantly, you must follow your eye surgeon’s preoperative and post-operative instructions to the letter, and never hesitate to call if you experience symptoms of infection or other complications.
To learn more about Kamra surgery and whether it is right for you, please contact an ophthalmologist in your area today.