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    Tackling presbyopia with an inlay

    Study with corneal inlay finds good visual quality and patient satisfaction

     

    Ninety six percent of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their visual results.

    Dr. Whitman concluded by noting that the inlay could be an option for presbyopic patients with an active lifestyle. A number of patients in the study said they felt better about themselves with the inlay as they didn’t feel they had the stigma of taking glasses on and off in a group of mixed-age coworkers, or it made them feel younger.

    Did you know these 7 men were ophthalmologists?

    The company that makes the inlay continues to study the device and are working toward eventual U.S. FDA approval. The inlay may help both patients with good distance vision who have lost their near vision and possibly patients with previous cataract surgery who still have to use glasses, Dr. Whitman said.

    A second study is under way with pseudophakes.

    Recently, the KAMRA cornea inlay (AcuFocus) for presbyopia was approved by the FDA in the United States.

     

    Jeffrey Whitman, MD

    E: [email protected]

    This article was adapted from Dr. Whitman’s presentation at the 2015 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He did not indicate any financial interest in the subject matter.

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