Deeper implantation depth for inlay may enhance visual performanceA comparative analysis suggests placement of a cornea inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) has improved patient satisfaction, refractive stability, and visual results when placed at 250 μm or deeper in the cornea. Shallower implantation depths may be more prone to refractive instability and lower patient satisfaction.
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopia
Minimally invasive surgical solutions for presbyopiaPresbyopia, an age-related loss of accommodative amplitude of the eye resulting in near and intermediate vision deficits, begins to affect most people once they reach their early 40s.
Managing presbyopia with surgeryCurrent methodologies for surgically addressing presbyopia and new technologies that are shaping the process.
New correction option for presbyopes
New correction option for presbyopesAt present we are limited with our ability to treat presbyopes. Sure, we have progressives and multifocal contact lenses; however, from a surgical standpoint, monovision corneal refractive surgery is limited, and clear lens extraction is often extreme for emmetropes.
Quantel, AcuFocus receive CE approvalsOphthalmology technology from Quantel Medical and AcuFocus recently received CE Mark approval.
FDA: Kamra inlay benefits outweigh risksFollowing deliberations, the FDA’s ophthalmic devices advisory panel has determined that the benefits of AcuFocus’ Kamra inlay outweigh the risks for patients suffering vision loss as a result of presbyopia.
FDA advisory panel says benefits of Kamra inlay outweigh risksThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel recently determined that the benefits of AcuFocus’ Kamra inlay outweigh the risks for presbyopic patients.
Corneal inlay outcomes positive after more than 10,000 casesA corneal inlay (Kamra, AcuFocus) for presbyopia seems to be a good treatment option for emmetropic and ametropic presbyopic patients, as well as for presbyopic patients who underwent a previous LASIK procedure, said Minoru Tomita, MD, PhD.
AcuFocus launches instrument to optimize inlay outcomesNew instrument will combine 5 diagnostic tools into one instrument to provide new objective data to support patient selection, inlay centration, and post-op patient management.
AcuFocus introduces new surgical planning deviceAcuFocus has launched a new diagnostic and surgical planning instrument designed to further optimize clinical outcomes for its corneal inlay (Kamra) and streamline the patient care process.