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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 65-70

KAMRA inlay implantation for presbyopia compensation: A retrospective evaluation of patient satisfaction and subjective vision 12-month postoperative

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Lebanese University, Beirut; Department of Ophthalmology, Holy Spirit University Kaslik, Jounieh; Department of Ophthalmology, CHU-Name de Secours Jbeil, Byblos; Department of Ophthalmology, French Hospital of the Levant, Metn, Lebanon
2 Department of Ophthalmology, French Hospital of the Levant, Metn, Lebanon

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Georges W Harb
Clinique Du Levant Hospital, Sin El Fil, Metn
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DOI: 10.4103/meajo.MEAJO_159_16

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PURPOSE: The aim of the study is to evaluate patients' satisfaction and subjective vision 12 months after monocular KAMRA corneal inlay implantation for the surgical compensation of presbyopia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent corneal inlay implantation in the nondominant eye between 2013 and 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Data were collected from several centers in Lebanon. Patients with hyperopia or myopia with presbyopia between 45 and 70 years not suffering from any other ocular pathology were eligible for inclusion. Twelve-month postoperative satisfaction score was evaluated in all patients as well as the subjective vision score for near, intermediate, and distant tasks. RESULTS: This study included 73 patients. Almost 95% (69/73) of patients were satisfied or very satisfied with their vision and 93% (68/73) never or almost never used reading glasses while performing daily tasks. Subjective vision scores were found to be higher for distant and intermediate tasks performed during the day than for those performed during the night (P< 0.001). The average subjective vision score for reading a book or a newspaper in dim light was the lowest among all average subjective vision scores. No difference in satisfaction was found between patients with myopia or hyperopia or between males and females. CONCLUSION: The implant of a small-aperture corneal inlay resulted in a substantial improvement in patients' distant, intermediate, and near subjective vision, better in normal light than in dim light, and most patients became spectacles independent.

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