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KAMRA Corneal Inlays in Kansas City

Corneal Inlays, such as the KAMRA Corneal Inlays in Kansas City provide a long-lasting solution for patients experiencing the loss of near vision as a result of presbyopia. Implanted in a pocket or flap within the cornea, the KAMRA inlay relies on small aperture optics designed to increase depth-of-focus. This restores reading vision and the ability to perform near tasks. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, The KAMRA inlay is implanted in only one eye and can be placed on its own, with, or even years after patients have undergone laser vision correction.

Who is a Candidate for
KAMRA Corneal Inlays?

Typically in their 40s, patients begin to notice a decrease in their near vision due to the aging of the internal lens of the eye. This natural aging process and loss of function within the lens is known as presbyopia and sets in when you enter stage one of dysfunctional lens syndrome. Symptoms commonly associated with presbyopia include:

  • 40+ years of age
  • Difficulty reading without reading glasses or bifocals
  • Difficulty seeing near objects
  • A sudden dependence on reading glasses after years of good vision

The KAMRA Treatment Process

On the day of the procedure, patients can expect to be in our office for 90 minutes.

While the entire procedure takes less than 15 minutes, the laser portion of the treatment is completed in only a few seconds.

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    Step 1

    Pre-operative preparations

    Several tests will be repeated to verify measurements. An optional mild sedative is offered to patients and anesthetic eye drops are applied to numb the eye. A small, gentle eyelid holder is placed between your eyelids so you don’t have to worry about blinking during the procedure.

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    Step 2

    Prep the cornea

    Using the femtosecond laser, the surgeon creates a small pocket or a flap within the cornea.

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    Step 3

    Position the Inlay

    The inlay is then inserted and positioned over the pupil, ensuring best depth-of-focus for each patient.

Kamra Corneal Inlay

Drops are instilled immediately following KAMRA Corneal Inlays in Kansas City. Our post-operative technicians will then provide instructions regarding type and frequency of eye drops and restrictions for the days and weeks following.

The flap or pocket heals quickly with most patients being able to return to work and normal activities as early as the next day. Typically patients gain several lines of reading vision within their first week and most will experience the full benefit of KAMRA Vision™ by their 1 month, post-operative exam.

The Benefits of Laser Vision Correction

  • Save Time

    Say goodbye to twice-daily contact lens cleanings. Laser vision correction gives you 5 more minutes at night and 5 more minutes in the morning. Over the course of 12 months, that adds up to 60 additional hours. What will you do with that extra time?

  • Live More Simply

    Imagine no more contact lenses, glasses, or eye-care solutions to worry about managing. Just wake up and see. Ever tried swimming in contacts? Running in glasses? Laser vision correction better accommodates an active lifestyle.

  • Safety

    Did you know laser vision correction is 5x safer than wearing contacts? You’re more likely to develop a serious eye infection from contact lenses. Never worry about leaving your contacts in too long again with laser vision correction!

  • Save Money Over Time

    While the cost of a vision correction procedure does come with an upfront investment, do you know how much you’re already spending on glasses and contacts? Try our cost calculator to see how it adds up over time.

Is KAMRA Vision
right for you?

Find out through our signature
Advanced Ocular Analysis

The first and most critical step in determining candidacy for a procedure is to schedule a complimentary Advanced Ocular Analysis, or AOA.

Going above and beyond a traditional LASIK screening, the AOA sets the foundation for exceptional visual outcomes with each patient’s long-term needs in mind.

Step 1
Examine the health of your eye

When it comes to refractive surgery, a routine eye exam or LASIK screening may ignore details that are critical to your outcomes. For this reason, Durrie Vision developed the AOA. Featuring the most advanced combination of diagnostic testing available today, the AOA uses cutting-edge technologies to provide a three-dimensional visualization and analysis of the entire ocular system.

Next Step
Step 2
Meet with a refractive surgeon

During the AOA, you will meet with one of our experienced refractive surgeons directly to discuss your results along with their recommendations. This is a unique component of the experience that provides an additional level of comfort and trust.

Next Step
Step 3
Recommend a treatment plan

After your exam, we’ll share with you an in-depth analysis of your eyes, taking all the time necessary to explain what the evaluation revealed. You will leave with a comprehensive report of everything we discussed along with any recommendations for treatment, cost, financing, and recovery time.

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  • McKensie Dopps

    “The quality of my life after LASIK is SO significant that I would’ve paid double or even triple the amount because it’s truly that incredible. Thank you, Durrie Vision for forever changing my life!!!”

  • Bill Self

    “I had a great experience at Durrie Vision, they are first class all the way. The attention I received made me feel like I can send anyone there. It is such a difference for me from an activity and coaching standpoint not to have to worry about dealing with contacts each and every minute.”

  • Laura Chambers

    “Durrie Vision has changed my life for the better. I have a WOW moment every day…from opening my eyes in the middle of the night and realizing I can see without my glasses, to being able to be ready for a run in 5 minutes in the morning…it’s always WOW! I am forever grateful for Dr. Stahl and his amazing staff.”

  • George Brett, MLB Hall of Famer

    I went to have coffee with a friend before my one day post-op visit, and told him I could read the newspaper that morning without my reading glasses!

  • Slimfast

    “Getting LASIK at Durrie Vision was one of the best things I’ve ever done. After being in glasses and contacts for most of my life, being able to see without them is amazing. In fact, I can see better than I ever did before. My biggest regret? That I put it off for so long.”

  • Hai Chen

    “The experience and applied research expertise at Durrie Vision inspired great confidence in the process. For myself, the entire process was informative, quick, and painless with minimal recovery period required.”

  • Lucy Delsarto

    “After Refractive Lens Exchange, my vision is incredibly sharp. Think of an HDTV vs. an older model. You often get so accustomed to what you see that you don’t realize what you are missing until you see it.”

  • James Bridgeford

    “I don’t believe my eyes have ever gotten such great care and consideration. Durrie Vision is known worldwide, and I feel very fortunate to be in Kansas City and be treated by Dr. Lindquist and the Durrie team. I was impressed with my entire experience – top-notch care and treatment from a team of people who made me feel special every time I saw them.”

Are you a candidate?

Let’s find out.