Since introducing the state-of-the-art KAMRA™ Inlay to his Toronto eye care practice in 2012, Dr. David Rootman has provided the advanced presbyopia treatment to a growing number of patients. He recently announced that he and his team of surgeons have performed more than 40 KAMRA™ Inlay procedures in 2013. By the end of the year, he expects to have performed between 75 and 100 of these procedures.
The fact that Dr. Rootman averaged more than a procedure a week during this span is particularly notable given that the KAMRA™ Inlay has been commercially available in Toronto only since September 2012, when it was approved by Health Canada. Dr. Rootman was one of the first surgeons in Canada trained and certified to perform the procedure.
The KAMRA™ Inlay, produced by AcuFocus, Inc., represents a breakthrough in the treatment of presbyopia, or the age-related loss of near vision. Approximately 14 million Canadian adults, most over the age of 40, suffer from presbyopia. The most common treatment for the condition is reading glasses.
About the KAMRA™ Inlay
The KAMRA™ Inlay is a round micro-disc, smaller than a contact lens, with a circular opening in its center. When placed through a flap made in the surface of the cornea or into a pocket made in the corneal tissue, the inlay filters out unfocused light, allowing only focused light to enter the eye. The result is dramatically improved near vision. Many of Dr. Rootman’s KAMRA™ Inlay patients have regained the ability to see close-up items without reading glasses, while others have been able to reduce their dependence on reading glasses.
The placement procedure requires approximately 20 minutes to perform, and can be combined with LASIK for patients who wish to restore their vision at all distances. As one of the premier corneal specialists in Canada, Dr. Rootman has extensive experience in diagnosing and treating issues involving the cornea. Before recommending KAMRA™ Inlays as a treatment for presbyopia, he carefully screens patients at his Toronto practice to determine their candidacy in order to ensure their safety and satisfaction.
About Dr. Rootman
Dr. David Rootman is the medical director of the Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Centre in Toronto. During his career, he has established a reputation as one of the most respected and talented corneal surgeons in Canada. On average, he performs more than 150 corneal transplants each year. He is also an expert in pediatric corneal conditions, having restored the vision of many children from both Canada and around the world at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children.
In becoming one of the first surgeons to offer the KAMRA™ Inlay, Dr. Rootman is furthering his legacy as an eye care pioneer. He was the first Canadian surgeon to perform deep lamellar endothelial keratoplasty (DLEK), femtosecond laser enabled keratoplasty (IEK), and femtosecond laser enabled astigmatic keratotomy (IEAK).
More information about the KAMRA™ Inlay, Dr. Rootman, and the Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye Center can be found at http://www.yongeeglintonlaser.com/. Dr. Rootman can be contacted at:
Yonge Eglinton Laser Eye & Cosmetic Centre
2345 Yonge St
Toronto, ON M4P 2E5
Phone: (416) 545-1900