Anyone who has struggled with the off/on of reading glasses may benefit from a new procedure, introduced in North Louisiana by Willis-Knighton surgeons at WK Eye Institute, the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay.
Christopher L. Shelby, MD, of WK Eye Institute Pierremont and North, performed the first Raindrop®Near Vision Inlay procedure in our region, and his colleague, Wyche T. Coleman, III, MD, at WK Eye Institute South, performed the second.
Raindrop is a small transparent disk called an “inlay.” This FDA-approved disk is made mostly of water and of a soft contact lens material. The 10-minute procedure offers a long-term solution, with results that are evident within one week.
Following the Raindrop procedure, 98 % of patients in a study indicated they could read a newspaper or equivalent at near distance. In that same study, 88% reported they could read fine print and 76% indicated they could read email on a computer screen.
More information on the Raindrop procedure is available at wkeyeinstitute.com.