The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a miniature disc that is placed under the surface of the eye. The size of a pinhead, the disc can be inserted in less than 10 minutes. The disc is primarily water and has relatively few side effects. The goal is to alter the central curvature of the eye and restore vision loss that may have occurred due to aging. The procedure is minimally invasive and the patient can resume their normal routine the day after the procedure. If for any reason, the person is unhappy with the results or chooses to have the disc removed, the procedure can be reversed allowing the person's vision to return to where it was prior to the procedure.
Presbyopia is a form of vision loss that is primarily associated with age. As a person grows older (usually starting in the 40's), the lens inside the eye loses its ability to accommodate and naturally correct a person's vision. This loss of elasticity means the lens can no longer focus to adjust for near vision. This often results in blurry vision when attempting to focus on things that are closer to the eyes. Many people use reading glasses to compensate for their loss of vision when presbyopia occurs. Lasik cannot correct this problem by itself. The Raindrop inlay technique could be used by itself or in combination during a LASIK procedure to correct this problem.
The Raindrop inlay offers a wide variety of benefits to patients who choose to consider it as a treatment option. Individuals who are in their 40s and 50s can reduce their need for reading glasses if they consider the Raindrop inlay. The procedure is minimally invasive, has very few side effects, and is completely reversible. The patient experiences virtually no downtime and can resume their daily routine within 24 hours of the procedure. The procedure is relatively painless and doesn’t harm the eye or affect a person's long distance vision. Individuals who are considering the procedure should contact Dr. Cohen at World Class Lasik. Call or schedule an appointment online today.