‘It is an opaque disc with a tiny opening of only 1.6mm in the center along with 8400 micro-openings along the surface of the inlay to help maintain a healthy cornea. When inserted in the cornea the minute opening in the center of the inlay serves to block out unfocused light and therefore the only light that reaches the retina is focused. The inlay is an implant designed to reverse the effects of presbyopia and restore near and intermediate vision by using small aperture optics, the same principle used in a pinhole camera. It is an opaque circular micro-disc with a small opening (1.6 mm) in the center.
Additionally, there are 8,400 high precision, laser etched micro-openings along the surface of the inlay to help maintain a healthy cornea. When placed in the cornea, the small opening in the center of the inlay blocks unfocused light and only allows focused light to reach the retina. With focused light rays, you can enjoy a wider range of improved vision for all distances – near, far and in between. The small-aperture technology is a superior alternative to options that use a multi-focal approach. The entire procedure takes around 20 minutes. One concern is the basic optics and expecting it to work well under all possible conditions, such as night driving.
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The second reservation is surgical – the possibility of infection or neovacularisation, and movement or decentration of the implant. However, this microscopic ring has nearly ten years of research and development behind it. Furthermore, the KAMRA inlay received CE mark in 2005 and is now available in Europe, Asia and South America.