By Joseph Parisi, MD, FRCSC, FACS
Clemson Eye News, April 2016
Clemson Eye is proud to be among the first clinics in the U.S. and the only clinic in the Upstate, to offer patients reading vision correction through the KamraTM corneal inlay.
The Kamra is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses in people generally over 40 who have good distance vision, but problems with near vision (presbyopia). It received FDA approval for use in the U.S. in April 2015. I was honored to be chosen by AcuFocus, the manufacturer, to be among the first 50 surgeons nationwide to introduce this reading vision correction solution to patients.
Almost 114 million people in America struggle with presbyopia. This natural age-related vision loss reduces the eye’s ability to focus on near objects, resulting in blurry near vision.