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July 2017

Raindrop Inlay for Presbyopia

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Help with Presbyopia: What is Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay?

Raindrop is a small, transparent, curved disc called a corneal inlay to help with presbyopia. It’s made of approximately 80% water and from material similar to a soft contact lens. It is similar to the clear front part of the eye and it is the size of a pinhead and extremely thin. Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay offers a long term solution to near vision loss caused by aging.

If you’re looking for an effective solution to the on and off again struggle presented by readers then Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is a great solution. Raindrop improves near and intermediate* vision quickly and simply, with results typically seen within one week.

Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay helps reshape the front of the eye, restoring near vision. The inlay is placed just below the surface of the eye during a simple ten minute procedure. It is placed in the non-dominate eye, offering a long term solution to presbyopia.

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The Effects of Smoking on PRK or LASIK

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Many people are excited about the possibility of not wearing glasses after laser corrective surgery.  However, one thing that is often over looked is the impact of smoking after a procedure called photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or LASIK.  Smoking can affected the healing process of the cornea, especially in PRK where no flap is created.   In PRK, the top layer must essentially regenerate itself complete.  This is healing process is much longer than LASIK.  With that said, research has shown that people who continue to smoke during the recovery period are at higher risk for corneal haze in both procedures.  Corneal haze could lead to decreased vision or an sub-optimal outcome.  In general, we recommend that every should stop smoking, not just for the eyes but for the body.  If quitting isn’t an option, then at minimum stop a few weeks before the procedure and wait until the cornea completely heals to help obtain the best possible surgical outcome.