The raindrop corneal inlay is a new procedure to correct reading vision disorders. With this technology, it will reduce or eliminate one’s dependency on reading glasses. The aging reading problem is called presbyopia and onset in 40’s ages and worsens as one gets older. With this procedure most patients are happy with their new found freedom from reading glasses! the procedure is fast and easy taking only 4 minutes to perform. With the first step, a laser flap is made like LASIK. Then the raindrop 3mm diameter inlay is placed over the pupil center and finally the LASIK flap is put over the top and dried into position. The results are amazing by the new corneal curvature becoming more “hyper-prolate” or steeper in the center of the visual axis of vision. This steepened central axis creates a “TRIFOCAL” effect where one can see not only distance, but also intermediate and near clearly as well! The procedure is safe with minimal side effects. We will be offering this technology to our patients when it becomes available in the United States. We are always evolving to obtain the latest technologies for all our patients.
The Raindrop Corneal Inlay: How it Works
About the Author: Dr. Columbus
Dr. Bill, as he is affectionately known, is the founder and surgical director at Columbus LASIK Vision. He received his Bachelor’s Degree at Scranton University and his medical degree at Penn State University Medical Center where he also performed his internal medicine internship. He then spent three years at Nassau County Medical Center training in Ophthalmology. Shortly after finishing at Nassau county, he began his cornea and refractive fellowship at the prestigious Cornell Medical Center in Manhattan. Dr. Columbus has demonstrated his commitment to excellence with over 25,000 corrective eye procedures.