February 4, 2023

Dr. Whitten Offers Procedure for Presbyopia


For years, it seemed that presbyopia, the loss of reading vision, was inevitable as we age. A new surgery, the KAMRA inlay, has offered new hope. This advanced surgical procedure has helped thousands of people restore reading vision and reduce their dependence on reading glasses, and Dr. Mark Whitten is now offering this new technology to his patients.

As the most experienced LASIK surgeon in the Washington, D.C., area, Dr. Mark Whitten was chosen to perform the first KAMRA inlay procedures in the region.

For several months now, Dr. Whitten has been treating patients with this new technology.

“The KAMRA inlay is the very latest of several options I offer my patients to reduce the frustrations of reading glasses,” Dr. Whitten said. “The vast majority of my patients tell me they can now see their cell phone, computer screen or wrist watch for the first time in years without reading glasses. And, most importantly, they have retained their distance vision.”

The surgery has been approved by the FDA and found to be safe and highly effective.

Patients normally start to experience the symptoms of presbyopia when they are around 45 to 60 years old. Some patients may even have had LASIK or other vision correction procedures of another eye problem, myopia, and are still candidates for KAMRA. Patients can get a free reading vision or LASIK consultation at Whitten Laser Eye and Dr. Whitten meets personally with prospective patients.
Convenient, state-of-the-art offices are located in Maryland and Virginia. To schedule a complimentary reading vision or LASIK consultation, call 301-825-5755 or click here.

Dr. Whitten has more than 30 years of experience and is one of only three surgeons in the country to have performed more than 150,000 laser vision correction procedures. He was one of the first surgeons to perform the groundbreaking LASIK procedure. Whether LASIK, cataract or reading vision, a patient’s eyes are in good hands with Dr. Whitten. Join the ranks of celebrities and star athletes, like Tiger Woods, who have trusted Dr. Whitten.

In the US, nearly 114 million people deal with presbyopia, a natural but frustration eye condition.

The KAMRA inlay sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea, and is smaller and thinner than a contact lens. Created by AcuFocusTM, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with an opening in the center. By using this pinhole effect, the inlay focuses light coming into your eye. This restores near vision while maintaining distance vision. Just one inlay is placed in the patient’s nondominant eye and the procedure takes less than 20 minutes. Click here for more information about this exciting technology.

LASIK, cataract and KAMRA are surgical procedures and results may vary. While infrequent, complications can occur. Before any procedure, patients will read an informed consent document that discusses potential complications and risks. Dr. Whitten will thoroughly review the information with each patient and answer all of their questions.

Learn more about Dr. Mark Whitten and LASIK eye surgery on his Leader Page.

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