April 27, 2015
The biggest news at ASCRS was the FDA’s approval of the AcuFocus Kamra inlay for correction of presbyopia. This is an enormous advance in patient care, bringing to the U.S. a technology that has been proven safe and effective extensively abroad. To date, more than 20,000 Kamra inlays have been implanted outside the U.S., AcuFocus said in September 2014. Another slightly different inlay technology, the Raindrop hydrogel inlay from ReVision Optics, has also been extensively used overseas, and together these two technologies are becoming a standard offering along with LASIK, PRK and lens-based surgery.