LOS ANGELES, Calif. (September 10, 2015) — Tomorrow, renowned eye surgeon, Dr. Kerry Assil will perform surgery on the last two patients, who will be enrolled in the final phase of the Presbia Flexiuve Microlens™ as part of an FDA study. The study began last year, when he was the first to implant the lens. The Presbia Flexivue Microlens is a revolutionary optical lens implant designed to treat presbyopia – the age-related loss of near Vision – and has been commercially available in Europe and other countries around the world where it has obtained regulatory approval.

Dr. Assil, who is at the forefront of research and technology in eye surgery, was one of the first surgeons in the world, to implant the Microlens (overseas), nearly 15 years ago. The Presbia Flexivue Microlens is a microscopic  implant made of hydrophilic acrylic and shaped like a contact lens. It is implanted in the cornea of the eye using the same type of laser used in LASIK procedures. Once inserted, it enables the eye to see both near and far.

“Having successfully inserted the Presbia Microlens in patients outside of the U.S., it’s very exciting to see the conclusion of our U.S. FDA patient enrollment,” said Dr. Assil. “The Microlens appears to be a promising Presbyopia correcting technology, as unlike other alternatives, it can profoundly improve the near vision, without significantly affecting distance clarity.”

KAMRA - Regain Your Near Vision

New FDA approved corneal implant KAMRA - A First - Dr. Kerry Assil talks with Denise Dador of ABC News and shows the results of a presbyopia patient who had the procedure.
49 year old, 20 year employee of Assil Eye Institute, Aaron Redman gets the newest KAMRA procedure to regain his focus for reading and distance. Immediately following his procedure yesterday he said that it was a totally painless procedure. One day post operatively, his vision was 90% restored for distance and reading.
“Its like I’m 20 years old again!!! I love it and can’t believe how easy it was!!!” – Aaron Redman
“This procedure will allow Aaron to throw away his reading glasses and improve his distance vision, in the same eye. This is the only FDA approved surgery to regain both distance and near” – Dr. Kerry Assil

“It was amazing to be a part of the process and to see the incredible recovery of your vision post operatively for near AND distance. I’m so excited to be able to offer this ground breaking technology to my patients” – Dr. Mona Bagga

Marlee Matlin’s Vision Scare and Cataract Surgery Results

Marlee Matlin on The Doctor’s TV Show discussing her vision scare and results after cataract surgery with Dr. Kerry Assil of the Assil Eye Institute in Los Angeles.

Dr. Kerry Assil on The Doctors

This morning Dr. Kerry Assil taped a segment for “The Doctors” which discussed a young woman who purposely blinded herself by pouring Drano in her eyes. After examining the woman, Dr. Assil explained to viewers the damage that has been done to her eyes and her vision.