Eyes of York is excited to be the first distinguished practice in the area to offer the all new, Raindrop Inlay procedure, featured on NBC Nightly News. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the presbyopic correcting procedure in June of this year. Presbyopia is a naturally occurring loss of near vision that affects millions of people everyday and is common in those who need to use reading glasses.
Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision. The Raindrop Inlay is a 2 millimeter clear, hydrogel implant that is placed on the cornea of the non-dominant eye and reshapes the surface of the cornea by giving it a slightly steeper surface, improving focus. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. A topical anesthetic is used to numb the eye prior to the procedure while doctors use a laser to create the flap in the cornea. The implant is then inserted over the pupil and the flap is placed back over the cornea of the eye. The outpatient procedure takes about 10-minutes and patients go back to most of their daily activities the next day.
For more information and to find out if you are candidate for this ground-breaking procedure, call the Eyes of York office at (717) 767-2000.