Dr. G. Richard Cohen Selected as Only Ophthalmologist and Cornea Specialist to Launch Revolutionary KAMRA ® Corneal Inlay Procedure in South Florida

Thursday, October 25, 2018 General News
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Groundbreaking In-Office Procedure Offers New Long-Term Corrective Solution For Patients in Their 40s and 50s Experiencing "Near" Vision Loss

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- After researching and meeting with the top 150 LASIK surgeons in

the country, CorneaGen selected Dr. G. Richard Cohen of the Cohen Laser & Vision Center (CLVC) as the only ophthalmologist to launch the KAMRA® Corneal Inlay procedure in South Florida. Having already performed more than 70 KAMRA procedures for his patients since October 2017, the in-office procedure has opened a new permanent corrective opportunity for those in their 40s and 50s who are experiencing Presbyopia (prez-bee-OH-pee-ah) -- the natural "aging" loss of near vision. To benefit from the inlay's clear natural range of vision from "near to far", Dr. Cohen's KAMRA inlay patients journey to his Boca Raton practice from "near and far" -- from the around the world.

Chief refractive surgeon G. Richard Cohen, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, received his fellowship training at Tufts New England Medical Center in Cornea and External Disease and was an investigator in Cornea Research at Harvard Medical School. In practice for 35 years, he is an internationally recognized eye surgeon and is among an elite group of ophthalmologists in South Florida who specialize in diseases, surgery of the cornea and laser vision correction. He has performed more than 15,000 LASIK procedures and thousands of cataract surgeries and cornea transplants. Furthering his reputation as a pioneering LASIK surgeon Dr. Cohen developed and trademarked two new laser vision correction procedures: B-LASER™ and Phasik™.

Dr. Cohen was the first LASIK surgeon and solo practitioner to own a permanent excimer laser in Palm Beach County and was among the first ophthalmologists in the United States to perform CK® (Conductive Keratoplasty).

"I am pleased to be one of a select few in the country to perform this new corrective procedure for patients who want to decrease their dependency on glasses or contacts as their eyes naturally age," notes Dr. G. Richard Cohen, who has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 LASIK surgeons in the United States. "Golfers can hit their best long shot and then glance down to easily read a text screen on their cell phone…without having to put on glasses. Those who have been slowly experiencing the 'blur' over time and headaches due to near vision loss, are thrilled that they can now drive to a restaurant for dinner and then read the menu without fumbling between distance glasses or readers."

KAMRA Ends Frustrating Vision Compromise; See Like a 30-Year-Old

Cohen stated that "prior to the KAMRA Corneal Inlay, the only options for presbyopic patients were bi-focal glasses, monovision contact lenses and LASIK surgery". To achieve good reading vision, these patients had to sacrifice great distance vision and compromise their overall depth of focus. Now with the KAMRA Inlay a patient's reading vision can be restored to the vision quality of a 30-year-old while maintaining great distance vision and extending overall depth of focus.

Developers of the revolutionary CorneaGen technology explain that for those in their 20s and 30s, the natural lens of the eye is elastic and flexible. Working like a camera lens to automatically adjust and focus our vision, it automatically switches a view from something near to something far away. Over time, the natural lens in the eye begins to stiffen so it cannot bend into the right shapes to bring close objects into focus. To compensate, those affected begin moving objects further away at just the right distance to focus.

Corneal Inlay Designed on Same Concept of Smart Phone Cameras

CorneaGen developers report that the revolutionary "inlay design is based on the same concept as smart phone cameras – small aperture optics. It sits in the first few layers of the eye known as the cornea. Smaller and thinner than a contact lens, the KAMRA inlay is a mini-ring with an opening — or pinhole — in the center. The inlay uses this pinhole to focus light coming into the eye. Working much like a smart phone camera lens, the pinhole allows focused light to enter the eye for clearer reading vision and a more natural range of vision from near to far."

Cohen Laser Vision Center is located at 3020 North Military Trail, Suite 150 in Boca Raton, Florida 33431. For more information, visit http://www.bocalasik.com; to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cohen for a KAMRA Corneal Inlay assessment, call 561-981-8400, toll-free 877-COHENEYE.

 

SOURCE Cohen Laser Vision Center



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