Until recently, age-related presbyopia – the eye’s loss of ability to focus on items up close – was just an inconvenient reality of growing older. Dr. Kerry Solomon can now help patients see up close with the implantation of the new innovative KAMRA inlay. This innovative eye surgery procedure, available at his practice in Charleston, SC, is minimally invasive and reduces your dependence on reading glasses, allowing you to enjoy a natural range of vision – both near and far.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for presbyopia, request an appointment at one of our conveniently located centers in the Charleston area, or you can call us at (843) 881-3937 and one of our knowledgeable staff members will schedule your appointment.
Sometime around the age of 40, our eyes begin to lose the ability to focus well on objects up close – a condition called presbyopia. This is the point in middle age when most of us will start using reading glasses or will begin wearing transitional lenses (bifocals). Presbyopia is believed to be caused by the lens and the muscles surrounding it losing elasticity with age. LASIK and PRK are unable to correct this condition.
"...After wearing contacts and glasses for nearly 31 years, I still surprise myself with how well I can see...."
- LASIK Patient of Dr. SolomonPatient Testimonials
The KAMRA device consists of an opaque outer ring with a very small opening that is centered over the pupil. This small aperture blocks out unfocused light, increasing the depth of focus and allowing you to see near objects more clearly, while maintaining good intermediate and distance vision.
The KAMRA inlay is very thin – about half as thin as the cling-wrap that you use to cover and preserve food in your refrigerator. It is typically implanted on your non-dominant eye during a painless surgical procedure that takes about 15 minutes. Dr. Solomon may also implant the KAMRA device after performing LASIK to improve distance vision. There are no needles or stitches, and most patients can resume their routine activities within 24 hours.
As an inlay, the KAMRA device is placed in the thicker middle layer of the cornea, called the stroma (as opposed to an onlay, which is placed near the surface). This deeper placement improves stability and may deliver longer-lasting, more predictable outcomes. You will not feel the inlay, nor will it be visible or mobile.
A leader in ophthalmic research and education, Dr. Solomon is often
the first in the state to have access to new technology, which he
uses to achieve optimal results for his patients.