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A new surgery eliminates the need for reading glasses

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

If you'd like to see things more clearly without your reading specs, a new procedure might be just what the doctor ordered. It's called Kamra Cornea Inlay and it's designed to help the elderly who have a hard time focusing.

It's not lasik surgery, and it doesn't degrade with time. Kamra Cornea Inlay was just recently approved here in the U.S., but it's been performed in Europe and Canada for years.

Some patients have given rave reviews, reporting they "see" a huge difference.

The Kamra Inlay is a dark, ring-shaped device that is implanted in the cornea, which is the clear, front surface of the eye. The inlay improves near vision in patients whose eyes have lost the ability to change focus for near vision, which is a normal part of aging.

The eye surgeon uses a laser to make a pocket-shaped cut in the cornea to implant the device in the non dominant eye. Target patients include age range 45 to 60 years old and those who have not had cataract surgery.

With a short recovery time, most patients are back to work the next day.

Kamra Cornea Inlay is not covered by insurance and can cost as much as 4, 000 dollars.

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