NVISION® Eye Centers Performs First KAMRA® Inlay Procedure in Oregon
Innovative Leader in Ophthalmology Becomes First in State to Perform Revolutionary Procedure to Correct Near Vision Loss Associated with Aging
ALISO VIEJO, CA (Jul. 1, 2015) — NVISION® Eye Centers, one of the largest providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., has successfully performed the first KAMRA® inlay procedure in the state of Oregon. The groundbreaking procedure is designed to treat presbyopia, a condition that causes the loss of near vision and affects almost everyone over the age of 40. Teplick Custom Vision, an NVISION® Company performed Oregon’s first KAMRA inlay procedures on June 30, treating eight different patients throughout the afternoon at its Beaverton, Ore. location. Highly regarded veteran eye physician and surgeon, Dr. Stanley Teplick, performed the revolutionary procedures, and is not only incredibly pleased with the outcomes, but also thrilled with how well his patients are recovering.
“I love my job because I get to improve the quality of people’s lives on a daily basis,” said Dr. Teplick. “These procedures could not have gone more seamlessly and I look forward to following up with my patients and hearing about the life improvements that have been made since.”
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 1 billion people worldwide suffer from presbyopia, a decrease in near vision due to the natural aging of the internal lens of the eye.
Developed by AcuFocus, Inc., the Irvine, Calif.-based global leader in corneal inlay technology, the KAMRA inlay is a first-of-its-kind outpatient procedure performed in approximately 15 minutes. Implanted in a pocket within the cornea, the KAMRA inlay relies on small aperture optics designed to increase depth-of-focus. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is the first U.S. FDA-approved procedure that can restore near vision without compromising distance vision. NVISION® has been heavily involved in the research and development of the KAMRA inlay procedure, directly participating in the decade of numerous clinical trials that resulted in the U.S. FDA approval of this long-awaited treatment.
“I am deeply honored to have been the first to perform the KAMRA inlay procedure in Oregon,” said Dr. Teplick. “To be able to restore sight to a greater number of people by utilizing this revolutionary technology is both exciting and humbling.”
NVISION® doctors are among the most distinguished, experienced and educated surgeons having trained more than 1,900 eye doctors throughout California, Nevada and Oregon in laser vision correction. In fact, five of NVISION®’s centers have been selected as “Centers of Excellence” by AcuFocus for the launch of the KAMRA inlay. NVISION® doctors provide the latest cutting-edge technologies to assist them in recognizing those patients who could benefit from LASIK, cataract and now KAMRA inlay procedures.
“The surgery went smoothly and I am very happy with the care received from Dr. Teplick,” says Dianne Walter, who agreed to be NVISION®’s first Oregon patient to undergo the procedure. “To be honest, I’m just excited to read a newspaper without my glasses now!”
ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., with centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION® is dedicated to providing the best patient experience through the use of the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® was founded in 2010 by Tom Tooma, M.D., one of the earliest pioneers of LASIK who has performed more than 100,000 procedures throughout his esteemed career. With more than 1,900 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®.
For more information, visit www.NVISIONCenters.com or call (877) 455-9942.