New Hope For Patients With Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome
What is Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome?
Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome, or DLS, is a common, age-related condition in which the eye’s lens progressively loses its natural flexibility. Most patients begin to notice these changes around age 40, as they find themselves holding newspapers and books further away, eventually needing reading glasses to bring small print back into focus.
In addition, DLS may reduce the quality of overall vision due to changes in the proteins in the lens, which become yellowed rather than clear. Patients may also notice less contrast sensitivity, mild glare, halos, poor night vision, blurred vision or double vision.
How to treat DLS?
In addition to LASIK and LifeStyle lens procedures, the Kamra™ corneal inlay procedure is the latest FDA approved solution for surgical correction of DLS. It allows patients, who find themselves requiring readers for the first time, to choose a more aesthetically pleasing option. This procedure is designed to deliver clear near vision even as DLS progresses.
“Corneal inlays are a versatile option for patients because they can be used to enhance vision for patients who have had a LASIK procedure or patients who have had traditional mono-focal cataracts procedure,” said Dr. Cameron Griffith – Kamra Inlay, cornea surgeon at Southern Eye Center’s Reading Restoration Center of Excellence in Hattiesburg, MS.
How does the corneal inlay work?
“The corneal inlay works like a camera to expand depth of focus for patients with near vision issues,” said Dr. Kiper Nelson – Kamra Inlay, surgeon at Southern Eye Center’s Reading Restoration Center of Excellence. “It is inserted into the non-dominant eye and blocks unfocused and peripheral light rays while allowing central light rays to pass through a small round opening, or aperture. Just like in a camera, this aperture focuses light properly to give patients a full range of vision.”
Southern Eye Center was selected as one of only thirty practices in the U.S. to launch the new FDA approved Kamra corneal inlay. As one of the few ophthalmic practices in the Southeast with access to this revolutionary device, the fellowship-trained surgeons of Southern Eye Center are excited to offer the new solution for patients experiencing Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome.
To discover more about your options for treating DLS, call Southern Eye Center’s Reading Restoration Center of Excellence today to schedule your consultation. 601.264.EYES (3937). Visit SouthernEyeCenter.com for more information on Dysfunctional Lens Syndrome and our Reading Restoration Center of Excellence.