Revealing What's New in Keratoconus Treatments

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014, 6:09 pm

Over the last two decades there have been great advancements in the treatments of Keratoconus. These new treatments are bringing a positive light to the condition, improving the quality of vision for patients all over the world. In the past patients with Keratoconus simply had corneal transplants to look forward too. Which caused pain and long recoveries for the patients that suffered from the condition. New treatments are reducing the recovery time, pain, and improving the quality of vision providing a better quality of life.

There are new treatments such as the Holcomb C3-R®, INTACS, and CK (AKA Conductive Keratoplasty) many of which can be done in combination with each other, or by themselves.  There are many benefits of using these new treatments, including reduced suffering, less pain, and an improved quality of vision. Below is some information regarding each of these treatments and why you can benefit from them.

The Holcomb C3-R®: uses a combination of vitamin drops and UV light to strengthen the fibers within the cornea. Making them stronger and improving the overall vision, in combination with INTACS or other treatments to help mold the shape of the cornea for a more improved result.

The INTACS: which are tiny implants are placed inside the layers of the cornea to reshape it and restore your vision. The implants are not really even noticeable, there is no pain and in fact patients say they can’t even feel them.

The last treatment is CK also known as conductive Keratoplasty: This procedure uses the heat generated by radio-frequency to reshape the cornea to improve the shape of the cornea and help reduce astigmatism and improve the vision of the sufferers. This procedure can be done in conjunction with other procedures to assist with treatments for Keratoconus, and other conditions.


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Category: C3-R (cornea collagen crosslinking), Conductive Keratoplasty (CK), INTACS for Keratoconus, Keratoconus, keratoconus sufferers, Keratoconus Treatments, Living with Keratoconus, Uncategorized


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