AcuFocus - The Intracorneal Company
Leading the World in Ocular Implant Development
AcuFocus, Inc., a privately held company located in Irvine, California is developing the KAMRA™ inlay for the treatment of presbyopia. The AcuFocus is an intra-corneal inlay designed to create a small aperture effect, allowing the eye to see near and intermediate objects more clearly. By applying the "depth-of-focus"; principle commonly used in photography, the AcuFocus controls light transmission allowing only central rays to reach the retina through a fixed 1.6 mm aperture. This outpatient procedure is completed by implanting the cornea inlay under a LASIK-type flap or in a corneal pocket. Patients who have undergone this procedure are once again seeing numbers on a mobile device, reading text messages, and checking the time on a wristwatch with ease.
The AcuFocus received CE mark for use in the European Union in 2005 and is an investigational device under IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) in the United States. The device provides a revolutionary treatment option for near vision loss, or presbyopia, which affects 1.5 billion people worldwide.
With over 1,000 participants in worldwide clinical trials and nearly a decade of research and development, the AcuFocus is proven to:
1. Offer natural vision after 40
2. Restore everyday near and intermediate vision and reduce dependency on reading glasses.
3. Maintain distance vision.
4. The AcuFocus is an excellent option for all presbyopes regardless of whether they are nearsighted,
farsighted, or have had prior surgery such as LASIK or cataract removal.
AcuFocus owns or has exclusive worldwide license to more than 30 issued United States patents. An additional 50 U.S. and foreign patent applications are now pending.
This broad portfolio covers the design and critical features of the AcuFocus plus, extensions of the AcuFocus small-aperture technology beyond the corneal space into the intraocular lens arena. These patents also cover corneal modification, corneal lenses, corneal pocket creation, surgical methods and methods of manufacturing.
About the AcuFocus Technology
The AcuFocus – Simple, more convenient
How many times during the day do you lose your reading glasses? Or feel the irritation of your contact lenses? The hunt and the annoyance may finally be over. Introducing the most advanced solution for near vision rejuvenation available – the AcuFocus.
This revolutionary technology can change your eyesight and your life in powerful ways. Yet the inlay itself is only 3.8 mm in diameter. It is smaller than a contact lens and weighs less than a grain of salt. You wouldn't even notice it's there if it weren't for the exciting transformation in your vision. The whole procedure takes 10-15 minutes, and is done as an outpatient procedure.
The AcuFocus offers natural vision with the ease, convenience and comfort you just can't get with any other near vision solution. The AcuFocus is always in place when you need to see up close. From reading text messages, recipes and books to checking your golf score card to seeing the time on your wristwatch, the AcuFocus is always there to give you the best possible near vision without compromising your distance vision.
There's nothing like experiencing the clarity of near vision once again and nothing like the AcuFocus to bring your life back into focus.