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Sep 22, 2016 5:30 PM

Kamra eye surgery changing the glasses game in NH and New England

Gail Huff

Ever wished you could take your reading glasses and throw them away? It's a dream for many of us over 45 years old who can't read the newspaper without grabbing them.

Now there's a new surgical procedure, available in New England, that allows people to trash their reading glasses forever.

It's called Kamra inlay surgery, and it was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration to be performed in the United States.

A tiny ring is implanted in one cornea which allows only focused rays to enter the eye.

“It's the first that allows you to maintain your distance and get near vision,” said Dr. Nilesh Sheth, who is the only doctor certified to do Kamra surgery in New England.

“My vision is good. It's very good actually. It's still healing I can read newspapers and see signs I couldn't see before,” said William Riley, who had the surgery three weeks ago.

“It's really is a novel approach. It's a minimally invasive procedure that is going to dramatically make a difference in your near vision without compromising distance and that is a game changer,” added Dr. Sheth.


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