MAY 13, 2015
In this interview from ASCRS 2015, Dr. John Hovanesian discusses outcomes with the Raindrop corneal inlay for treating patients with emmetropic presbyopia. The hydrogel inlay is implanted in the nondominant eye under a corneal flap created by a femtosecond laser. It is designed to create a profocal cornea by gently steepening the central cornea, creating a smooth gradient of power. Initial trial results have been positive, demonstrating that the inlay can provide a range of uninterrupted vision. A number of subanalyses from this trial were presented at ASCRS, including Dr. Hovanesian's data, which shows patients retain good contrast sensitivity following surgery.