Optometrist Chooses the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay for Her Solution to Reading Glasses

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AcuFocus–The pinhole effect, a foundation of modern day photography used in
today’s cameras and smartphones to capture clear images, is now a
groundbreaking solution for the vision problem affecting 114 million
Americans: presbyopia. AcuFocus, Inc., has developed the
first-of-its-kind KAMRA
corneal inlay
utilizing the pinhole effect to focus rays of light
entering the eye to regain a continuous and uninterrupted range of
vision from near to far. Designed with the goal of reducing dependence
on reading glasses for people 45 or older, the KAMRA inlay has become
especially popular with professionals such as Dr. Donna Glenn, a
Maryland-based optometrist.

Dr. Glenn has spent decades helping patients with their vision needs,
but when she started to slip on reading
, she became frustrated. “I always enjoyed great vision, but
then in my late 40s, early 50s, I started to need reading glasses,” Dr.
Glenn said. “Gradually, I had to wear them all the time, especially in
the exam room. I couldn’t see, I couldn’t even write neatly anymore
unless I had my glasses on.”

“I began to really empathize with my patients and what they were going
through with their reading glasses. I started to feel old and didn’t
feel like me. That’s when I found out about the KAMRA corneal inlay from
Dr. Holzman.”

Dr. Andrew Holzman of TLC Laser Eye Center is the first and only
ophthalmic and vision correction surgeon offering this near vision
solution to patients in the greater Washington D.C. area. As a referring
optometrist to Dr. Holzman, Dr. Glenn had worked with him for years. At
a lecture for eye care professionals, Dr. Holzman explained how the
KAMRA inlay could help presbyopic
patients. As Dr. Glenn slipped on her progressive reading glasses, she
realized she might be a KAMRA inlay candidate.

Presbyopia typically develops in the mid 40s, when the natural lens of
the eye that flexes and focuses light allowing people to see near,
starts to become stiff. As the first corneal inlay approved in the
United States, the KAMRA
focuses light onto the back of the eye and provides a natural
range of vision – from near to far – without blurry zones. The tiny
mini-ring, smaller than a contact lens, is placed in only one eye by an
ophthalmologist to help restore reading vision.

Dr. Glenn’s story was featured on Good
Morning America
last year where she helped millions of Americans
learn how reading glasses are a thing of the past. And how has her
vision been since her KAMRA inlay procedure? “It’s been wonderful. I
pick things up, I read them, I don’t even think about stopping to put on
reading glasses. I haven’t put those progressive glasses on since.”

“The KAMRA corneal inlay is a lasting solution for presbyopia for
patients like Dr. Glenn, who are not satisfied with the current,
temporary fixes reading glasses and monovision provide,” Dr. Holzman
said. “Instead of one clear focal point, with compromised distance
vision, the KAMRA inlay delivers a clear, continuous range of vision,
near to far, that lasts over time.”


AcuFocus, Inc. is a privately held ophthalmic medical device company
that develops and markets breakthrough technologies for the improvement
of vision. Using the small aperture concept, two products have been
developed: the Company’s flagship product – the KAMRA® corneal
inlay – and the innovative IC-8® intraocular lens. The IC-8
IOL is not available in the United States. Founded in 2001, AcuFocus is
based in Irvine, Calif. For additional information about the KAMRA inlay
or the IC-8 intraocular lens, visit www.AcuFocus.com,
and www.facebook.com/KAMRAinlay.


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Shelle Murach
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