Lake Villa, IL – 6/11/15 – After age 40, adults often develop blurry reading vision as the result of a natural eye condition called presbyopia. A new surgical procedure to correct this condition and forever eliminate the need for reading glasses is now available in the northern Illinois region.
Jacksoneye ophthalmic surgery practice in Lake Villa is currently one of only two locations in Illinois to offer treatment for presbyopia with the new FDA-approved KAMRATM inlay. This procedure has been used to restore near vision to thousands of the nearly 114 million people in the United States who suffer from this condition.
The KAMRA inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision without blurry zones.
“Imagine you can’t see anything up close: your watch, your food, your phone,” said Dr. Mitchell Jackson, Founder and Medical Director of Jacksoneye. “These things are part of everyday life, and to not see them is very debilitating. It’s really a handicap.”
“The moment the KAMRA inlay is implanted, you can see everything close to you, clearly, without having to rely on reading glasses,” he added.
According to Dr. Jackson, the inlay is the solution patients have been waiting for because it is completely compatible with other laser surgery options.
“We finally have the bridge for treating presbyopia in patients who thought they would be rid of their glasses for life after having Lasik or PRK years ago,” he said. “If they begin to have blurry reading vision as they age, KAMRA will allow them to stay glasses-free forever.”
Presbyopia, a natural eye condition, reduces the ability of the eye to focus on near objects. This condition occurs when the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, making it difficult to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years, usually becoming noticeable in the early to mid-40s. Presbyopia is not a disease, and it cannot be prevented. In the past, presbyopic patients had to rely on reading glasses or monovision to improve their near vision. Both alternatives have significant compromises.
To find out if the KAMRA inlay is right for a patient, Dr. Mitchell Jackson recommends that patients ask their eye doctor the following questions:
Additional information on presbyopia and the KAMRA inlay is available at www.KAMRA.com
About Dr. Mitchell Jackson and Jacksoneye
As a leading eye care professional in the Lake County, IL, and southern Wisconsin region, Dr. Mitchell Jackson has performed over 30,000 LASIK surgeries and 20,000 cataract surgeries in his private practice since 1993. A board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Jackson is the Founder and Medical Director of Jacksoneye and a clinical assistant at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Jacksoneye, the premiere ophthalmic surgery practice in northern Illinois, continually invests in state-of-the-art diagnostic and surgical equipment to provide breakthrough treatments that have improved vision for patients. As an approved US FDA Research Study Site, Jacksoneye conducts research on surgical devices, new lens implants, and medications before they are available to the medical community.
Additional information on Dr. Jackson and Jacksoneye is available at www.myjacksoneye.com