What you can do about Presbyopia
Stiff joints and niggling aches and pains are the all-too familiar signs of getting older, but a lot of people can be taken by surprise when their eyesight starts deteriorating.
The steady decline of near vision after the age of 40 can dramatically impact your everyday routine, with simple activities such as looking at your watch or checking the speedometer when driving.
When you suddenly find yourself relying on reading glasses, it can be a hard pill to swallow, but the truth is that you are after developing the unavoidable eye condition known as Presbyopia.
The all-too-common vision defect affects the vast majority of the population over the age of 40, which manifests when various parts of the eye surrender to the ageing process.
Freedom from reading glasses
For sharp vision where objects are clearly discernible, light must travel through the eye passing through the cornea, pupil and lens before landing directly onto the retina.
Over time the lens which is eternally being pulled in different directions to cope with varying degrees of incoming light and your vision needs (i.e. near or distance vision), becomes stiff and less flexible.
This gradual loss in accommodative power by the lens happens sooner or later to almost everyone, making presbyopia virtually impossible to avoid.
For anyone who wants to be independent of reading glasses, the KAMRA™ inlay at Optilase Northern Ireland can restore your near vision with simple, minimally invasive procedure.
Distance vision remains unchanged
The KAMRA™ inlay can reverse the effects of presbyopia on your near vision without compromising your distance vision.
The innovative design of the KAMRA inlay enables it to be inserted into a laser-created pocket in the cornea of a patient’s non-dominant eye.
An opaque circular micro-lens with a small opening (1.6 mm) in the centre, the KAMRA™ inlay works like the aperture of a camera by blocking out excess light.
Designed with 8,400 micro-openings along the surface, the KAMRA™ inlay is manufactured with a high-grade polyvinylidene fluoride plastic so that it is biologically compatible with the cornea.
How the KAMRA™ inlay works
When the KAMRA™ inlay is placed in the cornea, the centre opening blocks unfocused light rays and only allows focused light to reach the retina.
The KAMRA™ inlay compensates for the lens’s inability for focus light accurately for near vision needs.
Your dominant eye which is unaffected by the KAMRA™ inlay will work harmoniously along with the non-dominant eye to create unimpaired near, intermediate and distance vision.