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Implantable inlay devices for presbyopia: the evidence to date

Authors Arlt EM, Krall EM, Moussa S, Grabner G, Dexl AK

Received 6 August 2014

Accepted for publication 25 September 2014

Published 14 January 2015 Volume 2015:9 Pages 129—137

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S57056

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


EM Arlt, EM Krall, S Moussa, G Grabner, AK Dexl

Department of Ophthalmology, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

Abstract: By 2020, it is estimated that 2.1 billion people will be presbyopic, and the demand for spectacle independence in this group is growing. This review article provides an overview of the three commercially available corneal inlays for the correction of presbyopia. Safety, efficacy, visual outcomes, and complications are analyzed for all three inlays according to published peer-reviewed data.

Keywords: corneal inlay, presbyopia, refractive surgery, small-aperture inlay, corneal reshaping inlay, refractive optic inlay

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