Brinton Vision featured on KSDK – Inlay

Brinton Vision featured on KSDK – Inlay


Art Holiday: Earlier this week, a new type
of eye repair surgery came to St. Louis called raindrop implants. Raindrop is made from mostly from water and
helps with age related vision loss. For people who wear glasses, it’s not uncommon
to be on the lookout for visual freedom. Nancy Young: I forgot my glasses and went
out to a restaurant and couldn’t read a menu and had to have somebody read the menu to
me. It was a big inconvenience. If I was downstairs, my glasses were always
upstairs. If I was upstairs, they were downstairs. Art Holiday: For millions of Americans over
age 35, aging eyes and glasses are a part of getting older. Dr Jay Peopose: This is a universal problem. Every single person age 45 and older has this
problem because their lens hardens. Speaker 4: There you go Nancy. Art Holiday: Nancy Young is the first person
in St. Louis to receive the raindrop implant to help corneas focus better. As husband, Bill, videotaped, ophthalmologist,
Dr. Jason Brinton, performed the surgery. Dr. J Brinton: A raindrop inlay itself is
thinner than a human hair and it is 80% water, the size of a pinhead, it’s invisible, you
can’t see it or feel it. Nancy Young: I could hear everything he was
saying. I could see all the lights, but there was
no pain, no discomfort. Art Holiday: A few hours later, eight miles
away, Thomas and Kelly Muzzey waited patiently for their raindrop implants from Dr. Jay Peopose. Dr Jay Peopose: In a sense, this is like wearing
a multifocal contact lens [looking 00:01:22] near and far at the same time and it only
really needs to be done in one eye and that seems to be enough give good near vision. Art Holiday: Tom Muzzey, Orchard Farm School
superintendent, needed less than 20 minutes for his procedure. Tom Muzzey: Almost relaxing. Procedure went extremely well, super fast,
just a lot less invasive than what I anticipated. Art Holiday: Doctors use a laser to create
a pocket in the cornea where the raindrop implant is inserted and then the eye flap
is replaced. Because it’s elective surgery, the cost is
not covered by insurance. Speaker 7: Between 2,200 and 6,200 per eye
depending on a number of circumstances. Art Holiday: Nancy Young is focusing on life
without glasses. Nancy Young: It’s a little fuzzy right now,
but it will improve over time, according to Dr. Brinton. Art Holiday: Glad you did it? Tom Muzzey: Absolutely. Well, so far. Art Holiday: Art Holiday, News Channel …

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