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CORNEAL IMPLANT FOR PRESBYOPIA

By: | Tags: , , , , | Comments: 0 | September 21st, 2016

If you’re tired of reaching for your reading glasses, you may be interested in an FDA-approved implanted device that changes the shape of the cornea to improve near vision in those with “presbyopia” (age-related loss of near vision). The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a clear device composed of hydrogel material that resembles a miniscule contact lens. It is intended for individuals who have not had cataract surgery and who need to use reading glasses with +1.50 to +2.50 diopters of power, but do not need glasses or contacts for clear distance vision. The device is surgically implanted beneath a corneal flap in the patients’ non-dominant eye, where it provides the cornea with a steeper curve that improves near vision. In a clinical trial of 373 people implanted with the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, after two years, 92 percent of patients were able to see with 20/40 vision or better at near distances with the inlay-implanted eye.

Could you benefit from receiving a Raindrop Near Vision Inlay? At MAYO EYE CENTER, we can help you decide. Our staff is trained to understand your needs and concerns, and we take pride in our work. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd., where we are currently accepting new patients. Regular eye examinations should be part of your overall good health maintenance. Call for an appointment at 662-234-3937. We’re “Setting the standard for patient-centered eye care in North Central Mississippi.”

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