Pingueculae & Pterygia

Corneal inlays and onlays are a type of refractive surgical procedure designed to correct near vision loss, also known as presbyopia. Unlike traditional laser eye surgery, which reshapes the cornea to correct vision, corneal inlays and onlays are tiny, disc-shaped inserts that are placed in the cornea. These inserts work by altering the shape of the cornea, thereby improving near vision.

Corneal inlays and onlays can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other refractive surgeries. They offer a safe and effective solution for those who are not suitable candidates for traditional laser eye surgery. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and can be completed in just a few minutes. Most patients experience little to no discomfort and can return to normal activities within a day or two of the procedure.

Corneal inlays and onlays have proven to be highly effective for patients seeking to correct near-vision loss. In clinical trials, the majority of patients have reported improved reading vision and the ability to perform near tasks more easily, such as reading and working on a computer. The inserts are durable and long-lasting, and patients can enjoy improved vision for many years after the procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is always a small risk of complications, and patients should discuss the risks and benefits of corneal inlays and onlays with their eye doctor before making a decision.