Why INTACS for Keratoconus? Advancing Your Treatment PlanTuesday, November 18th, 2014, 6:25 pm
Dealing with Keratoconus can be difficult enough but determining which treatment to choose can be harder yet. Finding the right treatment can mean the difference between improved vision, and more progression of the condition. However there are treatments available now that were not even just a mere 10 years ago. And in the past corneal transplants were the only option for patients with Keratoconus. INTACS for Keratoconus is a new treatment that helps the patient manage the condition better and helps preserve their vision a bit longer.
INTACS are tiny implants that are placed within the layers of the cornea to reshape the cornea. By reshaping the cornea these implants help improve the patients vision. INTACS are commonly used with other treatments to help even stop the progression of Keratoconus. Just a little over a decade ago it wasn’t even possible to conceive stopping the loss of vision unless a corneal transplant was performed.
When used in combination with other treatments it can improve the quality of vision greatly. Other treatments INTACS can be used with are treatments such as the Holcomb C3-R®, and CK. Asking your eye care professional about these procedures can help your Keratoconus treatment planning greatly. Below are some more benefits of using INTACS.
Benefits of Using INTACS are:
- Outpatient treatment
- Less invasive than a corneal transplant
- Improved Quality of Vision
- Takes less than an hour
- Removable if prescription changes, or other circumstance require it in the future.
While the treatment of INTACS for Keratoconus is a little more than a decade old it has promise for those who suffer from the condition. Making sure that many don’t suffer the penalty of vision loss, INTACS are making big strides in modern treatments of Keratoconus.
Watch and overview about INTACS and Keratoconus