Raindrop Vision Procedure
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a safe way to treat age related near vision loss, or presbyopia. Designed for People Who Want to Reduce or Eliminate Reading Glasses Now Available at The Eye Center.
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The All-New Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay is designed to Improve Near Vision So You Can Once Again See Fine Print, Menus and Your Phone Without the Hassel of Reading Glasses. If you’re at the age where you need reading glasses to see your phone or read a newspaper, menu, or computer screen, The Eye Center has a better option: The new Raindrop procedure.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is a safe way to treat age related near vision loss, or presbyopia. Presbyopia is a condition that causes your eye to lose the ability to change focus from distant to near objects. It is a natural part of aging that most people begin to experience after age 40.
Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision. Raindrop is incredibly small – about the size of a pinhead and less than half the thickness of a human hair – and is bioengineered to mimic the natural cornea. The outpatient procedure takes about 10-minutes and patients go back to most of their daily activities the next day.
In the FDA clinical study, within one week after the procedure patients on average gained 5 lines of near vision on an eye chart without the need for reading glasses. Their vision continued to improve over the next several weeks and months.1
Raindrop® is a small, transparent disk called an inlay. It’s made of approximately 80% water and from similar material to a soft contact lens.
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The Eye Center Performs the new Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Procedure to Improve Near Vision
Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision and it is designed to help reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses. The outpatient procedure takes about 10 minutes and patients return to most of their daily activities the next day. Raindrop is receiving a great deal of interest with the recent FDA approval in June of 2016. But how does it work? Who is it right for? The Eye Center understands that many people have questions about Raindrop, so we’re helping by providing some answers to frequently asked questions.
Here are the Facts:
Age related loss of near vision or presbyopia is the condition that leaves many of us reaching for reading glasses in our 40s and early 50s. Anybody who needs reading glasses for daily tasks such as using mobile phones, reading a menu, fine print or doing close-up work may be a candidate.
Presbyopia, or age related loss of near vision, happens when your lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up close. Everyone — yes, everyone — will eventually develop presbyopia.
Most people who have had the Raindrop implanted, see an improvement in their near vision by one week and it continues to improve for several weeks. Patients need to use eye drops for several months for comfort and healing.1
It is a tiny disc, about the size of a pinhead. It is comprised of approximately 80 percent water and is placed just beneath the surface of the eye. It works by gently changing the central curvature of the cornea, clear front part of the eye.
The procedure is complete in 10 minutes, usually.
Numbing drops are given for the procedure, but most patients do not experience any pain.
No, it is designed to be performed without LASIK. The procedure does require the use of an ophthalmic laser to create a LASIK-like flap just beneath the surface of the eye.
It is a soft, biocompatible material, similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea.
One Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is placed in the cornea of the non-dominant eye. Both eyes work together to create one image. The near vision is improved in the Raindrop eye, while the distance is slightly affected. With both eyes working together there is not a compromise for distance vision and patients still have a significant improvement in near vision.
Extensive trials and usage show that it is safe. This was confirmed by the US FDA. Raindrop is bioengineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients and fluid to the eye.
No. It is transparent, so no one will realize there is a Raindrop in your eye.
Very well. Since Raindrop is transparent 99.7% of light passes through the inlay reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed.1 Raindrop offers patients good performance in all lighting conditions.
Yes, the Raindrop can be removed and most patients go back to their vision before Raindrop.1
How the Raindrop Inlay Works
Raindrop Near Vision Inlay benefits
About the Raindrop Procedure
Raindrop is made of a soft, bio-compatible material similar to a soft contact lens, which has similar properties and water content as the cornea. It gently changes the shape of the clear front part of the eye, the cornea. It improves near vision while slightly affecting distance vision in the treated eye.
- Transparent, so no one will realize there is a Raindrop in your eye
- Well suited for dim light situations as 99.7% of the light passes through the Raindrop and reaches the back of the eye where the image is processed 1
- Approximately 80 percent water, Raindrop resembles a tiny water droplet
- Bio-engineered to facilitate the transport of nutrients and fluid to the eye
- Incredibly small – less than half the thickness of a human hair and about the size of a pinhead.
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 2016, and has been available around the world for several years prior to approval in the US.
Restore Near Vision Loss – Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay
Patient Education Video
Age Related Loss of Near Vision
- Presbyopia, or age related loss of near vision, happens when your natural lens loses elasticity, making it difficult to change your focus to see objects up
- Everyone — yes, everyone — will eventually develop presbyopia. It affects most people in their 40s and early 50s.
- More than a billion people in the world have presbyopia according to the Archives of Ophthalmology.
- People affected often own multiple pairs of reading glasses and must rely on them for even the most mundane of daily
- Symptoms include difficulty with near vision when reading menus, newsprint, price tags, a mobile phone, or doing hobby or close-up work. Initially, people find themselves constantly repositioning reading material to find the correct focus, and may experience eye fatigue when reading in poor lighting or at the end of the
Age Related Loss of Near Vision and Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay
- Raindrop is the world’s first inlay to change the shape of the cornea (the clear, front part of the eye) to improve near vision and it is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for reading glasses.
- Using a tiny lens comprised of approximately 80 percent water, it is placed under a LASIK-like flap in the cornea.
- Most people who have had the Raindrop implanted, see an improvement in their near vision by one week.1
- The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and has been available around the world for several years prior to approval in the US.
1 Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Prescribing Label, ReVision Optics, Inc. Please see Professional Use Information and/or Patient Information Brochure for a complete list of Potential Risks, Warnings and Precautions. www.raindropinlay.com
Raindrop Inlay Biocompatibility
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INDICATIONS FOR USE AND SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR
THE RAINDROP® NEAR VISION INLAY
CAUTION: Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
ATTENTION: Please see Professional Use Information and/or Patient Information Brochure for a complete list of Potential Risks, Warnings and Precautions.
INDICATIONS FOR USE: The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay is indicated for intrastromal implantation to improve near vision in the non-dominant eye of phakic, presbyopic patients, 41 to 65 years of age, who have manifest refractive spherical equivalent (MRSE) of +1.00 diopters (D) to -0.50 D with less than or equal to 0.75 D of refractive cylinder, who do not require correction for clear distance vision, but who do require near correction of +1.50 D to +2.50 D of reading add.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The Raindrop Near Vision Inlay may not eliminate the need for reading glasses.
Implantation of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay has the potential to cause vision and eye symptoms; dry eyes; decreased vision; decreased contrast sensitivity; problems with the cornea, such as clouding, thinning, scarring, and inflammation; eye infection; increased eye pressure; and the need for another eye surgery, such as removal or replacement of the inlay, or other treatment.
You should not have the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay implanted if you have severe dry eye; have an active eye infection or active inflammation; have signs of corneal disease characterized by general thinning and cone-shaped protrusion in the center of the cornea (keratoconus) or keratoconus suspect; have abnormal features of the outer part of the eye (cornea) to be implanted; have active abnormal immune response (autoimmune) or connective tissue diseases; do not have enough corneal thickness to safely have the procedure performed; have a recent herpes eye infection or problems resulting from a previous infection; have uncontrolled build-up of high pressure in the eye (glaucoma); have uncontrolled high blood sugar (diabetes).
Before having the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedure you should have a complete eye examination and talk with your eye care provider about alternative treatments, potential benefits, complications, risks, healing time, and any other concerns you have about having the procedure.