Clinical Trial Conducted For Latest Raindrop Eye Surgery

LaserEyeSurgeryBelfast offers patients various options when it comes to laser eye treatment depending on their condition but there is now a new surgery in San Antonio that is waiting to be approved by the FDA. The surgery is undergoing clinical trial and is called the Raindrop surgery.

The studies and research have been developed by Parkhurst-Nuvision vision correction clinic which is based in San Antonio. The said treatment is derived from KAMRA inlay surgery is referred to as Raindrop. There are rumors that the procedure will soon be available to patients next year. This will help patients who are suffering from poor vision because of aging and will require no more use of eyeglasses with magnifying properties. The procedure is said to take five minutes when performed.

Nuvision performer the surgery on various trial members, such as Myra Martinez who is 46 years old, who was not able to read clearly printed words since she reached the age of 38. Her condition only got worse after that. She was a suitable candidate for the clinical trial and went on to have the procedure which is not only fast but also painless.

Myra shared that the following day after the operation, she was able to work and focus clearly. Both eyes are now capable of seeing even small prints. She also added that she does not require using of her readers any longer.

According to Myra’s ophthalmologist, Dr. Greg Parkhurst, the procedure was done by inserting tiny raindrop lens and inserted below the cornea. During the surgery, the patient might have felt the pressure of the insertion but felt no sensation of any kind afterwards. He also added that now his patient is able to read again even up close using gadgets such as Kindle and iPad without the use of readers.

The doctor also claimed that the Raindrops surgery is also compatible with the most common correction method which is the LASIK. The inserted raindrops are very thin and smaller compared to a single hair strand and the weight is less than that of a grain of salt. This is the reason why patients are not able to feel or see the insertion.

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